Analysis On The Farewell Of Arms By Ernest Hemingway

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The book I chose to do my analysis on was A Farewell to Arms, written by Ernest Hemingway in 1929. It has a first person narrative and is told by American ambulance driver Frederic Henry who finds love in the form of a nurse named Catherine Barkley all while the first world war is happening in the background. The story almost serves as a biographical piece on Hemingway himself as many of the events and experiences in it are inspired by real life ones that affected him. He did fight in World War 1 and served as an ambulance driver where he also met and fell in love with a nurse. The war had a major impact on himself and also other notable writers of the time which included Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and T.S. Eliot who were together part of the “lost generation”. This was because of how destructive it was and the affects it had on people on the front and at home. In the end of it millions of people had died and it all seemed for nothing. Soldiers returned home and had to adjust back to civilian life and had a different outlook on themselves and the world around them. This gave rise to writers and poets which wrote stories that detailed the war and its impact on society. The story starts off with Frederic Henry who is an American that is serving as a paramedic in the Italian Army. Periodically he is called to the front and when he isn’t he hangs around his fellow soldiers in the town and socializes by going to bars or just talking. One of his friends introduces him
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