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The Human Condition In Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain

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The world that Charles Frazier bases his novel, Cold Mountain, on is ridden with hardship and desolation. People in this world are either forced into war or subject to isolation. Main characters Inman and Ada seek to find comfort in each other in this horrible, decrepit world. In this novel, Frazier demonstrates the human condition in the characters’ need for love, companionship, and family. Inman first decides to embark on his journey to find the love of his life, Ada. He runs away from his duty as a soldier in order to do this. He does this because he feels that he is not able to live without her in his life. This shows the humanly instinctive need for love. Before Ada meets Ruby, she is failing to keep her father’s farm running. She
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