A Farewell Of Arms By Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway, author of A Farewell to Arms, created a classic but controversial love story banned in Italy as well as parts of the United States, for its candid brutality. While many authors during the Roaring 20s chose to focus on the sacrifices and valor of World War I, Hemingway wrote his novel from a different but realistic perspective. As a World War I veteran himself, Hemingway based his novel off of his experiences in war and from his own life to influence the romantic relationship between Catherine Barkley and Lieutenant Frederic Henry. Choosing to break away from the social norm, Hemingway decided to incorporate literary forms to shed light on important factors individuals during this delicate time period ran from, after a…show more content…
She first handily witnessed as well as suffered through pain, but was willing to assist without wasting any time by claiming that she was not qualified to do help. Critic Robert Warren wrote, “In this novel she emerges as the truly heroic figure of the book. A model of courage and stoic self-awareness, Catherine is determined to forge a meaningful and orderly existence if only temporarily in a world in which all traditional notions of meaning and order has been shattered” (Warren, Robert). During the delicate time period of his life where vulnerability was high, he experienced losing a dear one close to him throughout his childhood, his father. He along with many others lost the ones they love to a harsh environment known as reality. Hemingway’s beliefs stated that no one could escape death as nature would destroy all in its path, but one could seek comfort to escape the reality of loss. Through the use of a minor character, Rinaldi, Hemingway was able to depict the sources of comfort individuals turned towards after World War I. Rinaldi, perceived as a competent, good-natured, masculine character who was an unbelievable ladies’ man, was seeking a source of comfort from the countless of wounded men he operated throughout the book, “This war is terrible, Rinaldi said. Come on. We 'll both get drunk and be
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