Compare And Contrast Catherine Barkley And Fredrick Henry

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Catherine Barkley and Frederic Henry contrast in personalities. The comparison in personalities is presented by Frederic and Catherine playing opposite roles in the relationship. In a “traditional” relationship between a man and a woman, the man takes care of the woman, but in this relationship,roles are turned. Catherine not only takes care of his physical state, but also takes care of his emotional state. Her concerns also show that Catherine is not weak. In fact, she is the one who cares for Frederic: “‘I wish we could go for a walk,’ Catherine said, ‘ I’d wheel you if we had a chair’” (Hemingway 102). Catherine takes care of Frederic in every aspect. Even when Frederic was feeling down, Catherine cheer him up.

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