Why is the speaker worried about the old man sitting there?

QuestionsWhy is the speaker worried about the old man sitting there?
Subir Das Roy asked 10 months ago

Why is the narrator worried about the old man sitting at the bridge in the story “The old man at the bridge” by Earnest Hemingway?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 10 months ago

It was a war-like situation as the Fascist forces were advancing towards Ebro. Our narrator was in the charge to cross a pontoon bridge to check the advancement of the enemy forces. Carts, trucks and people were crossing the bridge to get to a safe distance from the enemies. But he saw that the old man in dusty clothes was sitting there at the roadside for a long time. He seemed to be to tired to walk further. So, the narrator was worried that the man might get killed unless he gets to a safe distance.

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