In Another Country
In Another Country In this story, narrated by an American soldier who is wounded, a difference in personal perception between him and the Italian soldiers is depicted. The American soldier feels that he is separate from the other men. There is a major reason that makes the solder feel this way. Despite the fact that all the soldiers are undergoing the same kind of treatment in the hospital, thus being treated equally by the physicians and the outsiders, the American soldier is in the hospital because of an accident he faced, which caused injury to his knee and leg (Hemingway, 4). However, the Italian soldiers are in the hospital because they incurred the injuries during a war. Therefore, the American solder feels that he is not similar to the other soldiers, since they incurred their injuries out of their heroic actions in the battle field, while his injury were caused by a mere accident. This makes the soldier feel that he does not deserve to have the medal that is used to symbolize heroism, considering that he did not engage in any heroic act (Hemingway, 5). Therefore, the American soldier considers the other Italian soldiers as heroes, while perceiving himself just like a normal individual, who does not deserve the heroic treatment, as does the others. Additionally, a point of difference emanates from the fact that while one of the Italian soldier, who is a major was married and had just lost his wife to pneumonia, the American soldier was not married. Therefore, he feels different because the other soldier is feeling more pain that is justified, contrary to his (Hemingway, 6). Works CitedHemingway, Ernest. In Another Country. New York: Harper amp. Brothers, 1931. Print.