Old Man at the Bridge

by

Ernest Hemingway

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Old Man at the Bridge Characters

The Old Man

The old man, the story’s central character, has fled his hometown to escape the encroaching violence of the Spanish Civil War. Throughout the story, he is sitting by the side of the road, exhausted from… read analysis of The Old Man

The narrator

The narrator is a soldier for the Republican (left-wing) side in the Spanish Civil War. When carrying out his duties of determining the extent of the enemy advance, he finds an old man who is… read analysis of The narrator