In A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway illustrates in a simple and pure style the development of the relationship between a young American ambulance driver and an English nurse during World War I in Italy. This love-story is marked, as John A. Sanford describes in The Invisible Partners, by identification and projection of the opposite sex. In the following I will give an insight of the relationship between Lieutenant Frederick Henry and Catherine Barkley of
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a perfect example for the Jungian approach to unconscious attractions between the sexes. Sanford discusses in The Invisible Partners the personified feminine elements in a man, and the masculine elements in a woman through a psychological and scientific approach and helps us comprehend on a more conscious level the battle of love.
Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
Sanford, John A.: The Invisible Partners. New York/Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1980.