How would you interpret the third to last line?
How would you interpret the third to last line ‘They are mostly different’?
Thanks. It’s from A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (Chapter 11).
"You do not mind it. You do not see it. You must forgive me. I know you are wounded."
"That is an accident."
"Still even wounded you do not see it. I can tell. I do not see it myself but I feel it a little."
"When I was wounded we were talking about it. Passini was talking."
The priest put down the glass. He was thinking about something else.
"I know them because I am like they are," he said.
"You are different though."
"But really I am like they are."
"The officers don't see anything."
"Some of them do. Some are very delicate and feel worse than any of us."
"They are mostly different."
"It is not education or money. It is something else. Even if they had education or money men like Passini would not wish to be officers. I would not be an officer."