Nick

Nick is the main character of Hemingway’s short story “Indian Camp” and is - to some extent - a developing character.

There is little reference to his outer characterization such as looks, age or family situation. (In fact, this goes for all the characters in this story). We do not know how old Nick is, but since he generally seems fairly naive about things and calls his father “daddy”, he must still be a child. Possibly no older than 12. We never hear anything about his mother or any siblings, but his relationship with his father appears to be relatively close. One quote which supports this is: “Nick lay back with his father’s arm around him” (p. 12, ll. 8-9). This is the kind of loving gesture a father would show towards his young son.

There is more to say about Nick’s inner characterizat...

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