Analysis Of Inman Violent Man In Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain

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This essay is about whether Inman violent man or not. To answer this question, we have to look into many factors such as Inman’s experiences the Civil War and the decision he took to treat with different circumstances during his journey back home. Cold Mountain is a novel written by Charles Frazier. It took place during the American Civil War in 1861-1865. It was the war between northern states (the Union) and the southern states (the Confederates). The causes of this war were the differences between the states and the idea of using slavery. The major cause as states in the book was “When Lincoln, a northern politician and a strong voice against slavery, was elected President in 1860.” Inman was a soldier deserted from the war and tried to …show more content…
For example, Inman chose to revenge Junior instead of letting him go. Inman’s action appears to be correct as Junior caused many deserters to die. Inman also decided to kill three federals who robbed Sara’s house as a justice. The main reason why he became a vicious person was that he was alone for a long time and mostly spending four years fighting in the horrible carnage. He thought about himself that “He saw his life now as a dark mistake.” And he became used to cruelty. But we believe that Inman changed towards becoming a better person. As we can see in the battle field, the man who struck the Federals didn’t show any sign of sadness as the author explains: “The man did it without anger, just moving from one to another, whistling softly.” However, Inman did feel something about it and it became a nightmare for him which means that he still had some kindness left. Many times he used brutality because he had to defend himself and he had to help others such as Laura Forest and Sara. If I was in Inman’s situation, I would do the same. We also agree that Inman had hope apart from violent as we can see that he showed signs of great love for Ada as he describes that “But she filled him full and he believed that perhaps everything that had been taken out of him had been for a purpose. To clear for something better.” In the last part of the book, we also see that Inman tried to avoid killing a boy who was

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