Schatz characterization is that of a protagonist in

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Schatz characterization is that of a protagonist in the story. He displays both positive andnegative characteristics. He is a very determined nine year old child with a set mind. Hedisplayed a strong will and seemed not easily shaken from his position. He has a goodmemory by recalling what the boys who attended school in France had told him aboutindividuals dying from temperature above forty-four degrees.Schatz could also be classified as an antagonist in this story. He fought to prevent himselffrom overcoming his illness. He appeared to be his own worst enemy. He believedeverything he heard especially the story from the boys in France. He appeared to be asnotty nose brat who would not listen to his father, and reprimand his helpers at home inhis father's absence. He acted disobediently and shunned those who tried to help him.One interesting point in the story "A Day´s Wait" is the point of view which is verylimited. Hemingway uses the first-person narrator in this story because this way the fathercannot read the boy´s mind and the reader is forced to see everything through the father´seyes.The plot of the story is peculiar because even though it takes place in a very peacefulsetting away from strife and hardships it reminds one strongly of a war-zone situation.Schatz reminds the reader of a noble young soldier.The resolution in the story occurs at the end of the story when the boy comes to know thathe will not die and becomes his old self again. He starts to complain about little thingsthat are of no importance just like before he thought he would die. This shows how deathlets things appear in a different way, everything that seemed to be important before is notimportant anymore. True to Hemingway’s major theme of all-pervading death the newperspective offered by death seems to smother the protagonist with its intensity and
School of Distance EducationPerspective on LiteraturePage 30changes his whole outlook on life. The nature of man to be noble under stressed situationsis highlighted in the story.Most Hemingway scholars believe the narrator of this story, though unnamed, isactuallyNick Adams, Hemingway’s semi-autobiographical character who appears in aseries of stories. Hemingway’s official biographer Carlos Baker was the first to make thisclaim, and the fact that original manuscripts for ‘Fathers and Sons’, one of Hemingway’sconfirmed Nick Adams stories, calls Adams’s boy “Schatz” seems to settle the matter.REVISIONARYQUESTIONSI. Answer the following questions in a sentence or two each.

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