In Ernest Hemingway’s “Indian Camp,” Nick is on the brink of adulthood, as is Viramontes’ narrator in “The moths.
Discuss the role models available to each the stories. What values does each communicate through word and deed? In
what way do these role models fail or succeed? Does Hemingway affirm the traditional view of manliness or does he
offer (through inference) a definition of manliness that challenges a traditional view—or is it a blend? Does Viramontes
affirm the traditional view of femininity or does she offer (through inference) a definition of femininity that challenges a