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    The old man seems to have given up his life as his only reason to live was dead. His animals were his only family and they were gone. There was no reason left for him to live and carry on. Summary of the Short Story Old Man at the Bridge

    The old man seems to have given up his life as his only reason to live was dead. His animals were his only family and they were gone. There was no reason left for him to live and carry on.

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    The old man was the last one to leave his town as he was busy taking care of his animals. For him, his animals where his only family and he wanted to take proper care of them before leaving the town. He was 72 years old and he had already walked 12 km and was very tired to walk any further. The oldRead more

    The old man was the last one to leave his town as he was busy taking care of his animals. For him, his animals where his only family and he wanted to take proper care of them before leaving the town. He was 72 years old and he had already walked 12 km and was very tired to walk any further. The old man was wearing steel-rimmed spectacles and gray-dusty clothes and his face was black and dusty. He did not also look like a shepherd.

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    The story brings out the conflict between man and his inner self through the character of the old man. The old man’s animals were like his family and he was guilty of leaving them behind in a war prone area but there was no other option. When he cross the bridge he was saved physically but consciousRead more

    The story brings out the conflict between man and his inner self through the character of the old man. The old man’s animals were like his family and he was guilty of leaving them behind in a war prone area but there was no other option. When he cross the bridge he was saved physically but consciously he was still in trouble. The old man couldn’t cross the bridge with his animals and had to leave them behind, despite his effort of trying to save them. The author has portrayed the conflict between the inner self and the outer self in the story as the old man had to leave his animals behind in order to save himself.

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    The conflict in the story, the old one of the bridge, portrayed by the author is between the man and his inner self. For the old man his family was his animals. However in order to save himself, he had to leave his animals behind in the war prone area as he was 72 years old and he couldn’t carry allRead more

    The conflict in the story, the old one of the bridge, portrayed by the author is between the man and his inner self. For the old man his family was his animals. However in order to save himself, he had to leave his animals behind in the war prone area as he was 72 years old and he couldn’t carry all his animals across the bridge. The man was forced to kill his own considered family just save himself. Because of the war he was forced to kill for his own benefit, despite not wanting to do so.

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    The protagonist of the story, Old Man at the Bridge, was a 72 years old man who had to flee his hometown because of the war leaving his animals behind. He has travel for 12 km and did not have the energy to walk on further. Though he has safely crossed the bridge, his conscience hunted him for leaviRead more

    The protagonist of the story, Old Man at the Bridge, was a 72 years old man who had to flee his hometown because of the war leaving his animals behind. He has travel for 12 km and did not have the energy to walk on further. Though he has safely crossed the bridge, his conscience hunted him for leaving his animals, whom he considered his family behind. The old man is deeply attached to his animals and even during the times of danger, his only concern was to take care of his animals. His appearance, with the steel-rimmed glasses and dusty clothes, paints the idea of helplessness. Being a lonely man he has no one who take care of himself. For the old man, his life surrounds around his animals and he is always worried about them especially when the war broke out. The old man is a victim of the war who despite knowing his duty, has to flee to protect himself.

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  1. Old man's native town was San Carlos. His occupation was to rear animals. Summary of the Short Story Old Man at the Bridge

    Old man’s native town was San Carlos. His occupation was to rear animals.

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  1. The old man had to leave his hometown due to war going on and all the people were been evacuated. He was reluctant to leave because he used to rear animals whom he loved and did not want to leave. Summary of the Short Story Old Man at the Bridge

    The old man had to leave his hometown due to war going on and all the people were been evacuated. He was reluctant to leave because he used to rear animals whom he loved and did not want to leave.

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  1. The narrator was a soldier for the Republican (left-wing) side in the Spanish Civil War. His duty was to examine the advancement of enemies. Summary of the Short Story Old Man at the Bridge

    The narrator was a soldier for the Republican (left-wing) side in the Spanish Civil War. His duty was to examine the advancement of enemies.

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