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A Farewell to Arms

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Sadhana Changoer
Mrs. B. Struik
English
10-01-2013

How Hemingway uses style and language to reflect the ideas and themes in A Farewell to Arms.

There are plenty of novels about World War I, most of them are about the cruel life in the trenches, the physical stress and the awful numbers of deaths during the battle. As a reader you think that you have seen it all, but then this book comes along. A Farewell to Arms is a novel written by Ernest Hemingway, which presents the love story between Lieutenant Fredrick Henry and Catherine Barkle during the cruel events of World War I. There are many things that differentiate this novel from others. The point that attracted my attention the most was the writing style. When the reader starts
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Another writing technique that Hemingway often uses is dialogue. Many of the dialogues have short questions and answers, and aren’t always very interesting to read. Something that Henry does in his dialogues is make the way in which the characters speak, more interesting than what they actually say. Hemingway is also showing a bit of himself in this part of the novel.

Ernest Hemingway was a author, journalist and he has won a Nobel prize for his literary work. He is one of the most important and meaningful writers who has ever lived. Hemingway’s style is very soft about the war. He has experienced the war from the front lines and he gave his book a very romantic story line. The descriptions of the battles were written very beautiful and do not show the truth of the hard life in trenches and the thousands of men who have died. He makes the story more beautiful than it really is. Hemingway was a very simple man and so was his writing. His writing style is known for his simplicity, easy sentence structure and he does not use any difficult words in his work. You can find this back in this novel.

The writing style used in A Farewell to Arms helps the reader to understand the ideas of the main character and the emotions and moods the main character is experiencing. First of all,
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