HOW THE SETTING OF PLACES INFLUENCE THE CHARACTERS’ BEHAVIORS IN THE SHORT STORY “TEN INDIANS”

Ten Indians is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway and was published in the 19th century. This story reflects the different characteristics of American people through the behaviors of the characters; the Indians, the Garners, and Nick and his father. However, the behaviors of the characters are influenced by the setting of place, since the setting of place is the dominant element here. Place as the dominant element means that the setting is classified as examples of local color or regionalism which lead us to the effects on characters of a particular geographical setting ,or in other words, the process of the characters’ being influenced by the region where they live in (Kenney, William: 1966). This essay will examine how the characters’ behaviors are influenced by the setting of places. Continue reading

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