On pages 50-51, in Chapter 9 of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, there is a passage, how to understand a world alienation from this part. Consider what Passini says and prove that world alienation is primarily a wartime phenomenon. "War is not won by victory. What if we take San Gabriele? What if we take the Carso and Monfalcone and Trieste? Where are we then? Did you see all the far mountains to-day? Do you think we could take all them too? Only if the Austrians stop fighting. One side must stop fighting. Why don't we stop fighting? If they come down into Italy they will get tired and go away. They have their own country. But no, instead there is a war. "You're an orator" "We think. We read. We are not peasants. We are mechanics. But even the peasants know better than to believe in a war. Everybody hates this war." On page 179, Chapter 26, there is another passage. Consider what the priest says to Frederic and prove that world alienation is primarily a wartime phenomenon. "Something may happen," I said, "But it will happen only to us. If they felt the war the way we do, it would be all right. But they have beaten us .They feel another way." "Many of the soldiers have always felt this way. It is not because they were beaten." "They were beaten to start with. They were beaten when they took them from their farms and put them in the army. That is why the peasant has wisdom,because he is defeated from the start. Put him in power and see how wise he is." .......... ........... "I don't believe in victory any more"

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In Chapter 9 of Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, Lt. Frederic Henry, the idealistic young American ambulance driver serving in Italy during World War I, learns a valuable lesson regarding the realities of war and the extent to which so many are destroyed in deference to the political machinations of a few.  When the United States entered the war in 1917, it had already been raging across Europe for over two years, with the horrors of trench warfare already well-known to the European combatants.  The United States, however, sent its troops across the Atlantic with the most altruistic of motivations, but with the least sense of European history and of the brutal realities of modern, increasingly mechanized warfare.  Hemingway’s protagonist , Frederic Henry, is the embodiment of American naiveté.  He is also the author’s alter ego, only, unlike Hemingway, who had served as an ambulance driver under the aegis of the Red Cross and was categorized as a conscientious objector,...

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