|Plot Summary of A Farewell to Arms|
|"In typical Ernest Hemingway fashion, the author draws highly on his autobiographical experiences in “A Farewell to Arms,” adds enough fiction to soften up the edges, and creates one of his best classics. Set in war-torn Italy during World War I, this novel is a tragic love story, a story that concentrates more on the relationships of Frederick and Catherine. Frederick is injured in battle and Catherine is the British nurse who helps him mend (Hemingway himself was the first American injured in that war!). The two lovers are star-crossed and here is Hemingway at his pessimestic best. It is an absorbing story, capturing the essence of the great Hemingway writing style: lots of dialogue; short, easy to read sentences; and highly autobiographical. This is an exceptional example of the Nobel Prize winner's best known works.
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|"It is set in WWI when a soldier and a nurse fall in love. The action was terribly slow until the last few pages when the events really surprised me."
Sarah Bunch, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Farewell to Arms|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- visiting a culture in other country
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- War, general
- War, WW I
- infantry soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- climbing on trails
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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