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    Ernest Hemingway’s “Farewell to arms” shows great change in the main characters life throughout the story and how the war can be hard on the characters and be a big affect on their life events and choices. There are millions of people serving our country fighting for our freedom. The people that do are very brave but sometimes don’t come back themselves. They end up with PTSD and that changes their lives forever it so funny how going to war could change someone physicaly and emotionaly. In Hemingway’s book “Farewell to Arms” he shows perfect examples of how the war can change a persons personality and physical acts. Frederic Henry was I think most affected by the war and how it changed his character. In (chapter4) Henry meets miss Barkley which this event will make a major impact on his life throughout the story. Henry is a ambulance driver for the Italian army and one day when he was out on call he was hit by a mortor shell and sent to a hospital in Milan where miss barkley had transferred to take care of henry (Novels for Students. Ed. Diane Telgen. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale,) When Henry got better he went back to the front line but soon after he shows up the germans have made it through the front line and Henry decides to leave the army cause he saw no point in dying for something he didn’t belive in (Novels for Students. Ed. Diane Telgen. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale,). Henry and Cathrine move to Switzerland and enjoy life till Cathrine goes into labor where her and the baby both…

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    new home. “Mr. and Mrs. Guttingen lived downstairs and we would hear them talking sometimes in the evening and they were very happy together too” (Hemingway 291). This shows how their life in the mountains is happy. Catherine can be related to the mountains. They both represent peace, comfort, and happiness. The second symbol from this novel is the plain. The plains represents disease, warfare, and suffering. The battles during the war take place on the plains rather than in the mountains. Also,…

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    Farewell 185). He sees no glory in the death and destruction the war leaves behind, no honor in the killing of other human beings, and no courage in the hearts of the soldiers fighting for survival. This unglorified picture of war goes along with Hemingway and his realistic style. He portrays events as they actually happen, allowing the emotional toll of war to be conveyed through his characters. Henry 's dark brooding thoughts are contrasted by Catherine 's light and exuberant demeanor.…

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    live in the time of war and how people live through it. He shows this in unique way by having an ordinary man’s point of view during the war. Hemingway shows the effect the war has on people when a man named Passini says, “We in the auto-ambulance cannot even realize at all how bad it is. When people realize how bad it is they cannot do anything to stop it because they go crazy” (50). Even though Passini is not in the actual fighting part of the war, he still is affected by the war. He knows how…

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    It was this bond between them, that kept either one wanting to live another day amidst the death and destruction of war. Henry recalls “I could remember Catherine but I knew I would get crazy if I thought about her when I was not sure yet I would see her, so I would not think about her, only about her a little” (Hemingway 231). In his world filled with destruction and victims fighting for survival, Catherine is the one he loves more than anything. He doesn’t ask much, only to spend time with…

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    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…

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    Catherine lost her fiancé-probably the most significant person in her life-to war, Frederic lived a miserable life as a lieutenant due to war, and both characters were forced to live their lives in hiding like criminals because of the war. The war destroyed the lives of these two character to the point where death could seem like an appealing idea, making Frederic Henry and Catherine Barkley victims of war without a…

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    In the novel A Farewell to Arms, written by Ernest Hemingway uses, Foreshadowing and Symbolism for death, when rain is presented. In A Farewell to Arms ,many main characters as presented throughout the novel such as Frederic Henry, an American working for the Italian army driving ambulances, Catherine Barkley a nurse working for the Italian army, and Emilio a man who Henry meets in a hotel who helps Henry and Catherine escape to switzerland by lending them a boat. Hemingway introduces the use…

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    Literary Analyst While serving as an ambulance driver during WWI in Italy, Ernest hemingway injured his knee and was sent to a hospital. There he wrote a story about his stay in that hospital. In another country is what Hemingway thought when noticing the cultural differences because he was an american. He also wrote “Death in the Afternoon” in Italy after retrieving remains of women that were in a blast accident. Disguising himself in one of his own stories as an nameless american soldier.…

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    Rocking on the Porch Told through the experiences of an elderly woman on Sunday afternoon, “Miss Brill,” a short story by Katherine Mansfield, drew me to the memory of my late great-grandmother and the residents of her assisted living home. Silenced by their isolation, often people in the advanced stages of life are driven by a desire to participate in the world around them. Miss Brill finds her place in the park in the interactions between others and the scenery around her, just as those that…

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