A Farewell To Arms - Themes

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<BR> There are three major themes in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. The first themeis enduring love ended only by mortality. The second, the epeople can and do believe during war. The last and most <br>important theme is Frederic Henry’s disillusionment. <br> Hemingway shows that love can persevere in a world ruiy, he thinks of <br>her as merely a sexual conquest. Henry considers his flirting with Catherine “like moves in <br>a chess game.”. Henry thinks Catherine is a little bit crazy, and both admit they are acting. <br>At the front, Henry <br>meets her, after he is wounded and sent to an American hospital, that he realizes he loves <br>her. Henry admits he didn’t want to fall in love with her, but ince they <br>rarely argue. eath. He notices because of his love he has become gentle. <br>When he deserts and returns to Catherine he finds comfort, order, and courage. He says, <br>foreshadowing the end of their love, “If people bring so much courage to this world the <br>world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them.”. Henry has become <br>dependent on Catherine. His love for her is strong enough to ease his disillusionment In <br>Chapter 41 their baby is born dead. Henry hopelessly watches as Catherine dies and he is <br>left without comf ch. For <br>instance, in Chapter 7 Henry meets a soldier who wants to be taken to a hospital which is <br>against the rules. At first Henry objects, but when the sol the time, would you?”, he answers no and decides to return later <br>and pick him up. Henry has been unable to find new morals, e time, the belief <br>that war brings glory and honor. Henry enters the war looking for adventure but finds no <br>glory or honor. He finds he is any no more important r he <br>would have fought for it. He has become mellow and tired of conflict, not because

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