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List how irony pervades the novel
Henry allows Bonello to execute a sergeant for desertion;then Henry nearly dies the same way for the same "crime".

After Frederic and Catherine find safety and stability in Switzerland, she dies in childbirth.

In Book I, Frederic seems unmoved by the death of a man who bleeds to death above him in the ambulance; Frederic is grief-stricken when Catherine dies the same way.
Define Frederic's separate peace.
He must accept that life is not fair and fair is not equal. To save his life, he must desert the Italian army. He did all he could to keep his men safe.
He must learn to cope with helplessness.
He must carve out personal happiness in a world that is forever at war
What can you determine about Hemingway's attitude toward war from A Farewell to Arms?
He discusses war as it impacts individual soldiers--Pasini's legs are blown off; Aymo is killed by "friendly fire"; he gives short, vivid descriptions of foot soldiers slogging through mud, carping about their officers, and dying horribly in dugouts or insignificantly of cholera.
How does the title unite the three themes of love, life, and war?
Frederic and many say farewell to the
arms of war by deserting.
Frederic must say farewell to the arms of love when both Catherine and the baby die.
People must say farewell to the arms of life; death is inevitable.
Why is Frederic embarrassed by the words sacred, glorious, and sacrifice and the expression in vain?
Leaders and politicians use lofty language to convince people to die in wars that perpetuate themselves.
Frederic points out that we slaughter cattle to eat the meat, but in some wars
nothing good comes the death of young people.