Ernest Hemingway's "Indian Camp" is a story in which a man looks back upon a very influential event in his childhood. The story tells of a young boy named Nick, who watches as his father aids in the birth of a young Indian child. The circumstances that arrive during this event shape the "older Nick's" perception of his father, as well as life and mortality.
Nick experiences his first eye-opening experience in the lines on page sixteen which describe the screams of the woman. As the father tells Nick that "All her muscles are trying to get the baby born. That is what is happening when she screams," he is justifying the screams to Nick, and in the fathers comment that her screams are "not important" he is minimizing the importance that Nick should place on the pai...
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