A Manly Man’s Son

“But her screams are not important. I don’t hear them because they are not important” (16).

Hemingway, Ernest. In Our Time. New York: Scribner, 1996.

Nick’s father sees no importance in the screaming, he is a masculine character who does not let pain or feelings distract him from the task at hand. He is able to turn his emotions off and continue working. His son however, seems to be the only one who expresses concern for the woman giving birth and the pain she is going through.