A Farewell to Arms is about Frederick Henry, an American second lieutenant in the Italian army who falls in love with an English volunteer nurse named Catherine Barkley during the first World War. After Henry is wounded, he is sent the hospital where Catherine is stationed. This where their love affair begins. After healing, Henry returns to the war effort, only to later desert the Italian army. He escapes with Catherine who becomes pregnant with
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destruction. This is one aspect I did enjoy, especially at the end when it was raining after Catherine had died. I thought the times when the rain was used as the symbol for death was used very well in every aspect. Again, one might argue that its symbolism is too apparent. Well, in my opinion, this book had to have something that was apparent about it.
Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms New York, 1929.