A farewell to arms

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That fall, Henry and Catherine live in a brown wooden house on the side of a mountain. They enjoy the company of Mr. and Mrs. Guttingen, who live downstairs, and they remain very happy together; sometimes they walk down the mountain path in Montreux. One day Catherine gets her hair done in Montreux, and afterwards they go to have a beer--Catherine thinks beer is good for the baby, because it will keep it small; she …

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…came in Chapter 34, when he thought of the world killing the good and the brave. But after describing Catherine's death in Chapter 41, he simply tells how he walked back to the hotel in the rain, somewhat lost and alone in the world--as, A Farewell to Arms seems to say, we all are. Love can be an antidote for the painful feelings of war, but it does not change the basic unforgiving hardness of the world.