The Doctor And Doctor 's Wife Essay

1136 Words Apr 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Hemingway made his own imprint on literature in his own way. With stories such as “Indian Camp” and “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife”. In “Indian Camp” Dr. Adams is summoned to help an Indian woman who has been in painful labor for two days. The doctor takes his young son, Nick, and his brother, George, to the Indian camp on the other side of a lake. The doctor has to perform improvised c-section with a fishing knife, catgut which is a strong cord made of dried intestines of a sheep or other animals, and no anesthetic to deliver the baby. Afterward, he discovers that the woman 's husband, who was in the bunk above hers had silently cut his throat during the painful ordeal. In “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife” Dr. Adams hired two Indians to cut some logs that broke free from a shipment bobbing downstream toward a large sawmill company. They are glad to make some extra money and are in a good mood, good-naturedly teasing the doctor about stealing the logs. The doctor became furious and fires the men, then goes upstairs, where his wife lectures him about firing the men. Disgusted with his wife and himself, the doctor goes outside and accepts his young son 's invitation to go where they can hunt. Ernest Hemingway’s short stories “Indian Camp” and “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife” exhibits Nick Adams’ transition into adulthood where grown ups model that racism and sexism are acceptable characteristics of a man.

Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois.…

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