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cold-mountain-charles-frazierNarrator, To Live Like a Gamecocke had grown so used to seeing death... that it seemed no longer dark and mysterious.Cold Mountain is the saga of Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate Army fleeing the horrors of the American Civil War. He struggles to return by foot to the love of his life, Ada Monroe. Meanwhile, Ada faces her own difficulties as she tries to survive the war on a farm in the mountains of North Carolina.THEMESSeeking a Center in the Civil WarLonging for HomeInman travels toward the old way of life he knows and desires, while Ada yearns to find her place in life.Inman travels toward the old way of life he knows and desires, while Ada yearns to find her place in life.CommunitySurvival depends on people cooperating, providing safety, and alleviating loneliness.SpiritualityInman searches for meaning in a war-torn world, exploring spirituality in nature, American Indian legends, and religion.Cold Mountain is the saga of Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate Army fleeing the horrors of the American Civil War. He struggles to return by foot to the love of his life, Ada Monroe. Meanwhile, Ada faces her own difficulties as she tries to survive the war on a farm in the mountains of North Carolina.Main CharactersFriendshipRomance FamilyInmanConfederate soldier struggling to find spiritual stability; deserts to be with AdaRuby ThewesHelps Ada on her farm; becomes a close friendStobrod ThewesRubys irresponsible, alcoholic fatherAda MonroeFormer city woman; adapts to manual farm labor during the warMonroeAdas overprotective preacher fatherRoadsStand for Inmans quest to return home and the choices made in finding a life pathSymbolsBirdsRepresent independence, freedom, life, escape, and deathCold MountainSymbolizes stability, home, and belongingCHARLES FRAZIERBORN 1950AuthorFrazier grew up in western North Carolina, near Cold Mountain. While teaching at North Carolina State University, he was inspired to write Cold Mountain by the life of his great-great-uncle W.P. Inman, a Civil War soldier who walked back home to the mountains from the battlefields.Cold Mountainby the NumbersYear Cold Mountain won the National Book AwardOscar nominations for the 2003 film adaptation starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée ZellwegerHeight in feet of Cold MountainAmerican soldiers who died in the Civil War~750,000199776,030Sources: BBC, Civil War Trust, Department of Veterans Affairs, Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina, IMDb, National Archives, PBS, USA Today, U.S. Geological SurveyCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.1997EnglishYear PublishedOriginal LanguageWar LiteratureCharles FrazierNovel AuthorColdMountain

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