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  • Ada Monroe And Inman
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    Throughout history individuals have been plagued with decisions in which they must choose to act in their best interest or act as a martyr, dedicating their lives to the best interests of others. While these choices may seem irrational, selfish, and poorly contemplated from the outside, on the inside there are simply no other options. Paradoxically, the protagonists in both Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain sacrifice what is precious to them to preserve their emotio...
  • Ada And Inman
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    Cold Mountain: The Civil War The Civil War was a four year armed conflict between northern and southern sections of the United States. The Civil War cost more American lives than any other war in history. There were bout 3 million people who fought in the beginning of the Civil War and about 600,000 people's lives were lost at the end of the war. What began for many as a romantic adventure soon became a heartbreaking bitter struggle between the two parts of a divided country. This, however, was ...
  • Plot Of Cold Mountain
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    COLD MOUNTAIN The story of 'Cold Mountain' is a best selling novel and it is the first book written by Charles Frazier. It took years of research before he could write this novel. The plot of Cold Mountain is really and old idea, in fact it is an ancient one. The plot is the same as the one in an ancient book by Homer. The story I am referring to is 'The Odyssey'. The Odyssey is a book about a wounded soldier trying to find his way back home and his sweetheart, Penelope that is waiting for his r...
  • Experiences Of Inman And Ada
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    In Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier describes the epic journey home of wounded Confederate soldier Inman from Petersburg to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Inman's physical voyage home is paralleled by the mental journey made by his sweetheart, Ada, in her transformation from 'city girl' into 'mountain woman'. The story is woven around the experiences of Inman and Ada trying to rebuild their lives from the desperation and disaster of the war, all the while trying to find a way to see each other again --...
  • Foot Toward Cold Mountain And Ada
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    This novel chronicles the long journey home of a Civil War soldier, Inman, to Cold Mountain in North Carolina. The story begins in a military hospital, and Inman's neck wound, a long difficult-to-heal horizontal slice received in battle, is drawing flies. Inman is a moral man, and the brutality and killing he has witnessed on the battlefield lead him to leave the hospital AWOL and journey secretively, by foot, back to Ada, his love. The trip is perilous; Inman is subject not only to the difficul...
  • Parents Ruby
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    Understandably, all literature, especially novels, is written to in some way allude to real life. Charles Frazier sets his novel, Cold Mountain, one hundred and forty years ago, yet the characters bear very close resemblance to real people of today. This novel teaches the reader many lessons about his own life. The characters show the reader that there are types of intelligence other that the easily measured book smarts and one should not judge someone by his looks or occupation. Also Inman show...
  • Inman And Ada
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    Book Report: Cold Mountain Cold Mountain is an epic tale of love and loss during the Civil War. The hero of the novel is Inman, a confederate soldier wounded in the battle of Petersburg. The novel opens with Inman sitting in his hospital bed looking out his window to the street below. He doesn't stay there long however. One day he simply leaves the hospital and does not return. Immediately we are shown a very true and accurate portrayal of a civil war veteran. Inman, like most people in the sout...

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