Plot summary[ edit ] The novel is divided into five sections. In the first, Frederic Henry, an American paramedic serving in the Italian Armyis introduced to Catherine Barkley, an English nurse, by his good friend and roommate, Rinaldi, a surgeon.
It tells about the war experience of the author, which was received in the trenches of the World War I, and presents a masterful description of the war atrocities and the imposed love story of Catherine, a hospital nurse, a Frederic Henry, an American, serving as a military officer in the ambulance corps of Italian Army.
Rain serves in this novel as a symbol of life happiness, and, on the other hand, as the symbol of love transience. Everything has its beginning and its end.
The same relates to love, too. When rain dropped on the roof, Catharine felt the approach of the Grim Reaper. Her thoughts were prophetic and soon she died in hospital. Her sweetheart Henry, being full of despair, also went home under the heavy rain.
In such a way, Ernest Hemingway subconsciously underlined that even a great love could not be long.
Catherine Hair is powerful love symbol of this literature work. While lying together with Catherine, Henry always enjoyed her beautiful hair, being covered with her long loose hair streams.
Her delicate locks, without hairpins, taken by Henry, protected him and permitted him to forget about all war hardships and horrors.
He got the feeling of a warm household, deep love, and complete independence. People are not born to kill each other, but to love their families, their children, and their sweethearts.
The Beard of Henry, as a symbol, is very close to the hair of Catherine. While living in peaceful Switzerland, Catherine felt that the longer this beard was, the happier she was, and the more protected she felt. It was the calm family life that she wanted most of all in her life. Unfortunately, her happy family life turned out to be too flimsy and too fragile.DETAIL: A Farewell to Arms is set in Italy and Switzerland during the First World War.
The very sparse and unadorned style of Ernest Hemingway’s narrator, Frederic Henry, provides a realistic and unromanticized account of war on the Italian front and is typical of the writing style that was to become the hallmark of Hemingway’s later writing.
A Farewell To Arms [Ernest Hemingway] Hemingway’s frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto—of lines of fired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary 4/5(). public view, however, the novel A Farewell to Arms () overshadowed such works. Reaching back to his experience as a young soldier in Italy, Hemingway developed a grim but lyrical novel of great power, fusing love story with war story. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, is a typical love story. A Romeo and his Juliet placed against the odds. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley.4/4(1).
A Farewell to Arms is vastly superior to the remaining Hemingway novels (To Have and Have Not and Across the River and Into the Trees, and the posthumously published Islands in the Stream and The Garden of Eden) as well as the novellas The Torrents of Spring and The Old Man and the Sea.
public view, however, the novel A Farewell to Arms () overshadowed such works. Reaching back to his experience as a young soldier in Italy, Hemingway developed a grim but lyrical novel of great power, fusing love story with war story.
Nov 24, · The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a .
A Farewell to Arms is an autobiographical novel written between and by Ernest Hemingway and first published in The novel was written through a view point of Lieutenant Frederic Henry, an American who serves as an ambulance driver in the Italian army during the First World's War.
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.