“‘Oh, Daddy, can’t you give her something to make her stop screaming?’ asked Nick.
‘No. I haven’t any anaesthetic,’ his father said. ‘But her screams are not important. I don’t hear them because they are not important.'” (Hemingway 97).
Hemingway, Ernest. In Our Time. New York: Scribner, 2003. Web.
Notes: characterization, concept of humanity and empathy, touches on a medical/surgical techniques to get a job done