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American Novel Farewell to Arms Through the themes of Farewell to Arms and Indian Camp Ernest Hemingway shows his views of life The characters in Farewell to arms and Indian camp also reflect Hemingways thoughts on life In a Farewell to arms the two main characters Catharine and Fredrick go through many hard times For example they struggle to keep a relationship during WWI They decide to escape the war and go to Switzerland When they arrive the authorities catch them This shows that you cant escape life or its obligations we cannot become uncommitted at anytime we wish simply by saying a farewell to arms Also life is a series of challenges It tries to break us especially the beautiful the innocent and the good this is shown through Catherines pregnancy When Catherine finally has the baby she dies along with the baby Fredrick realizes that he was in love with Catharine and he lost the love of his life Fredrick walks home alone in the rain Throughout the novel Fredrick endures life and he lives it no matter what In the short story Indian Camp Nick Adams a young boy discovers death and life at the same time Nick and his father go to an Indian Camp to help a woman that has been in labor for two days Nicks father being a doctor tries to help the women have her baby but the baby wont come and Nicks is forced to perform a sea section on the women with a jack knife After the baby is born Nicks father discovers the womens husband on top of the buck bed lying in a pool of blood The Indian had slit his throat from ear to ear with a knife because he could not endure the pain his wife was in Nicks father regrets ever taking Nick to the camp because he had to experience life and death in the same
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