A Farewell to Arms Questions and Answers
What does this quote mean? "When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice. You wish to serve." Is there a deeper meaning to this quote? I do not understand the point.
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"
Hemingway's fiction celebrates a specific type of manhood. What kind of man does A Farewell to Arms celebrate, and how does Hemingway achieve this effect? How does Hemingway's sparse style explore masculinity?
For Hemingway, man's greatest achievement is showing "grace under pressure"; thus grace under pressure is a repeated theme in his novels. How do the main characters of A Farewell to Arms show this aspect in their characters?
In A Farewell to Arms, how does Frederic's conversation with Rinaldi show his changing views concerning the war, women, and the church in Chapter 10?
How does Henry Frederic's conversation with Rinaldi show Henry's changing views concerning the war, women, and the church in chapter 10 of A Farewell to Arms?
Who is the antagonist in A Farewell to Arms? Does the antagonist require Lt. Henry to look at himself in a profound new way?
How important is the setting of the novel and what impact does the setting have on your interpretation of events?
Which are the two types of hero and heroine about whom Hemingway usually writes in his novels? What influenced him to make these archetypes? Into which category would you place the main characters in A Farewell to Arms?
How can this sentence about A Farewell to Arms be restated? "Instead, it is a tragic love story whose farewell is from Frederic to the woman whose arms held sanity in the crazy world of the Great War. "
how is a farewell to arms a tragedy genre? I'm having a little problem here. My essay question is to justify whether To Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway is a tragedy or romantic novel in nature. In my opinion, this novel is a tragedy. But at the same time, its also an romance genre. I'm using the setting, and the characters to justify my answer. My issue is how can i justify my answer without giving away too much information; without re-telling the story. thanks for the help :)
After reading chapter 16 in A Farewell to Arms, explain how Catherine's character has developed through this point. Include which trait dominates your perception of her character.
In A Farewell to Arms, how are Frederic, Henry, and Count Greffi alike, despite their age difference?
In A Farewell to Arms, what does Lt. Henry mean when he says, "Only the names of places had dignity"?
How does the following quote relate to A Farewell to Arms? "The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war."
In A Farewell to Arms, what is Lt. Henry's job in the Italian army and how does he treat the men under his command?
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