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Brad (judekyle) | 219 comments Mod
I dig that Peduzzi has his own personal concerns, and that his concerns are all about making enough money for a drink. And I like him for it, maybe even despite it, there's an honesty in his selfishness. It makes the misunderstanding between the himself and the couple even more interesting.

And his drunkenness necessarily increases Tiny's distrust of the situation.

Still, I never get the sense that Hemingway wants us to dislike Peduzzi, nor that he himself dislikes the man. Some of that may have to do with seeing part of the story from his perspective, but there is also something almost Shakespearean in his appearance in the story -- like a Falstaff or a Gravedigger sort of role.

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Gary | 400 comments Mod
interesting ideas....

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