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2 page paper #1 FIRST REVISION - While reading"Indian Camp...

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While reading “Indian Camp,” the first story in Ernest Hemingway’s book, In Our Time , I was puzzled by the idea that the childbirth such a small part of the story when that is the reason Nick and his father went to the camp in the first place . This is essentially a story about childbirth but if focuses more on Nick’s experience and the doctor’s rather than the Indian woman . Throughout American literature, and literature as a whole, the idea of male authority dominates and is especially prevalent in the story, “Indian Camp .” A women, according to Gilbert and Gubar in “The Queen’s Looking Glass,” “has no story of her own but gives “advice and consolation” to others, listens, smiles, sympathizes” (p 22) . Basically a woman does not have a story, she is a character there to aid the male characters and is there for their pleasure and use . This explains why the female Indian was such a small part in the story . We are hardly told anything about the woman, we know that she is very sick and then find out that it is because she is in labor. The majority of the story is about the manual
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course ENG 316K taught by Professor Kruppa during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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2 page paper #1 FIRST REVISION - While reading"Indian Camp...

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