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A Farewell To Arms Themes There are three major themes in Hemingways A Farewell to Arms The first themeis enduring love ended only by mortality The second the effects of war on a mans ideals and morals things which people can and do believe during war The last and most important are acting At the front Henry realizes he is lonely without her and misses her But it is not until he meets her after he is wounded and sent to an American hospital that he realizes he loves her Henry admits he didnt want to fall in love with her but even so he has Their love continues to growdes them with refuge from the war However love has its limit mortality Henry leaves for the front again he suggests that their romance is only ended by death He notices because of his love he has become gentle When he deserts and returns to Catherine he finds comfort order and courage He says foreshadowing the end of their love If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them so of course it kills them Henry has become dependent on Catherine His love for her is strong enough to ease his disillusionment In Chapter 41 th Henrys ideals and morals change during the novel He begins to question the legal and imme war than any other soldier Also Henry in Cha sanctioned prostitution and verbal abuse of the priest as typical behavior yet before the war it would not have been allowed Once again in Chapter 29 Henry acts curiously by shooting a fleeing sergeant Henry usually follows regulations and because he had an spectators he must act like an officer and show his authority Henry doesnt believe that shooting othly for instance in Chapter 30 hehe war Catherine also has her morals effected by the war She says that sfriend to return from war
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