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A Farewell to Arms is regarded as a story of a man whose experiences of war and love lead to tragedy The novel centers on the aspirations of a nave young man named Frederick Henry He is a Hemingway Hero a young man who is alone hurt emotionally good looking and cut off from society This novel functions as a anti-feminist prose The Yellow Wallpaper is a feminist prose and the woman is a confused but dedicated woman She has one dream in life and although she may have never known what it was she followed that dream until completion In both cases of literature the feministanti-feminist viewpoint shows through very clearly A Farewell to Arms begins by telling the reader of the young American second lieutenant in the Italian Army Frederick Henry Hemingway then gives the reader a quick and reporter-like description containing an appalling tone Hemingway writes of the troops marching in the mud officers going by in their cars splashing mud and inspections by the King who says that it is going very badly In the final sentence of the chapter Hemingway writes that winter came and an epidemic spread throughout the Army but only seven thousand died This single statement although easy to read over foreshadows the future of the book quite perfectly One may gather that things will not unravel well for Henry Quite similarly The Yellow Wallpaper contains abominable descriptions but the eye of the beholder is twisted in thought The woman has serious mental problems and that is why the things she sees and later writes about are not as they truly are A seemingly beautiful countryside cottage in the English hills is much less than what it is told to be In fact it is really a mental hospital and she is being held for treatment The woman is slowly losing her mind and she is unable to comprehend her present condition or location This way that
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