The Foreshadowing Of William Shakespeare 's ' The Great Gatsby '

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Yes, I do believe that Hemingway may have been foreshadowing the outcome of the novel. You can look at this from different points. One way you could look at this is from Henry’s point of view from the war. Henry doesn’t follow his religious views and instead goes and fights in the war. Henry’s experience goes with the quote “we did not do the things we wanted to do; we never did such things.” because we learn that Henry hates war. He does not want to be fighting in this war, and therefore we can look at the foreshadowing on Henry leaving the military.

Another way you can look at the foreshadowing for this novel is Catherine and Henry’s love. We read that Henry says “I love you” multiple times in this novel. After he says this he also says that this wasn’t true. Reading this almost hints that something bad will happen later in the novel with their relationship. An example would be them separating or death because of war. As we finish the novel, we learn that it is the death of Catherine. Henry takes the position of saying that war is an awful thing and how it should end. I think this does inform how he tells the story. I think this because he will continue talking about how bad war is and how he wants to escape from it. As we find out later in the novel, he actually does escape from the military. Hemingway might introduce this debate just before the men are injured or killed to add emphasis on how bad the war actually is. If he introduced this at a time of peace, where…

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