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What is the main theme of "A Farewell To Arms"?

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nikki12 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 13, 2008 at 4:22 AM via web

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What is the main theme of "A Farewell To Arms"?

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted March 15, 2008 at 9:24 AM (Answer #1)

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When I first read this story, I considered the horrors of war to be the primary theme.  However, there is an excellent link given below to an eNotes page that details all of the themes of "A Farewell to Arms" - identity, individualism, patriotism, and war.  Give that a close read, then give the story a re-read to more fully understand all of the themes.  Good luck!

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