Farewell To Arms 6

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Farewell To Arms 6


The novel A Farewell to Arms, (1929) by Ernest Hemingway, takes place on the Italian front
of World War I. Fredrick Henry is an American Lieutenant who drives an ambulance for the
Italian army. On his leave time he often visits whorehouses and gets drunk. While fighting
in the war, his knee gets injured and he has to go to the hospital in Milan where he meets
a British nurse named Catherine Barkley and falls in love with her. During one of their
many sexual affairs, Catherine gets pregnant. Fredrick greatly wants to desert the war
because he is tired of seeing Italian solders killing each other. Fredrick and Catherine
then escape to Switzerland by rowing across a lake. After they escape to Switzerland,
Catherine has the baby, but during labor there are complications and she must deliver by
having cesarean section. Other problems arise, she begins hemorrhaging, and dies. The baby
also dies from the birth. Although this novel is not perfect, he uses very elaborate
writing, and also shows how important it is to have good morals.

'I loved to take her hair down and she sat on the bed and kept very still, except suddenly
she would dip down to kiss me while I was doing it...inside a tent or behind a falls.';
This novel is very graphic when it comes to them having sex or while he is at the
whorehouses during his leave time. Many things in this novel are inappropriate for
children and adults. In more ways then one, Hemingway didn't like women very much, one
example is in chapter nine where he takes page and a half to describe how a solder dies
who is not a main character in the book. But in chapter forty-one, he only uses
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