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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "Che Ti Dice La Patria?" Summary & Analysis

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"Che Ti Dice La Patria?" Summary

Two friends, Guy and the narrator, are driving through Italy during Mussolini's time in power. On the way to Spezia, they let a fascist ride on the outside of their car. In Spezia, they make the mistake of eating lunch at a brothel. They continue on their trip and are stopped by a fascist official for having a dirty license plate. They have to pay a bribe to continue on their trip.

"Che Ti Dice La Patria?" Analysis

This is one of the few stories in which the political landscape is clearly defined. At every point, the narrator and his friend see symbols that represent Italy under Mussolini. They transport many people in their car, showing how little transportation is available and how poor the people have become. In Spezia, they see the...

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