Essay on Ernest Hemingway 's A And Strange Dialogue

1104 Words Nov 28th, 2015 5 Pages
There is a common misconception that Ernest Hemingway is a boring writer, that he uses bland language and has no point to his writing. Hemingway is a very creative writer, he uses all of his surroundings and thoughts and feelings to piece together his work. In his novel, A Farewell to Arms, you do not find eloquent sentences, filled with details. Instead there are findings of short snippets and strange dialogue that isn’t written like normal dialogue. Hemingway’s novel is semi-autobiographical so most of what he is writing about is based on experience. In this novel, there is a direct connection between the setting and the mood of a character. The environments typically affect the mood and behavior of the characters; when there is a change, it is evident that there is a shift in the character, this is a commonality in this Ernest Hemingway novel. The environment most obviously affects the narrator, Frederic Henry; when he is with Catherine or Rinaldi, he is happy; when he is on the front, he is crass, rude and selfish; so there is a common pattern, if Henry is in a positive atmosphere, he acts positively, the direct connection is the same for a negative atmosphere. Frederic finds joy in rather materialistic things, but as long as he feels well then it’s okay. That’s a pretty huge lie told by society, but Henry believes it wholeheartedly. “Back at the villa I went upstairs to the room. Rinaldi was lying on his bed. He looked at me.
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