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In A Farewell to Arms, according to Passini in Chapter 9 and the priest in chapter 11, why do wars countinue? How are their views different?

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Passini and the priest both abhor the war, and they both allude to a ruling class that makes war and to the officers that support it. Their opinions differ, however, in regard to why wars continue. According to Passini, "There is no finish to a war" because wars are not won through military action:

War is not won by victory. What if we take San Gabriele? What if we take the Carso and Monfalcone and Triests?...

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