In Another Country Characters

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American Soldier

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Major

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Narrator

The narrator is a young American in Italy during World War I. Though unnamed, the narrator's identity is assumed to be Nick Adams, an alterego for many of Hemingway's semi-autobiographical short stories. The narrator is in an Italian hospital receiving therapy for his injured leg. He befriends several other officers with whom he shares the experience of facing death and surviving, and of getting decorated for their efforts. When the other soldiers learn that the narrator's other medals are merely for his being an American, and not for acts of heroism or bravery, he becomes an outsider to their circle. Realizing that his fear of death would make him an unlikely member of their group in the future, the narrator befriends an Italian major whose hand is wounded, a man whose cynicism toward bravery does not alienate the narrator from...

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