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Is Plausibility a good word for A Farewell to Arms Many fiction novels have events that can be linked with experiences the author has gone through in their life no matter how unclear from the authors experience it may be marks of their lives can often be seen in many of their novels The events in A Farewell to Arms can be plausible only if Ernest Hemingway actually did them or had similar encounters A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway is based largely on Hemingways own personal experiences The main character of the novel Frederic Henry experiences many of the same situations that Hemingway has gone through Some of these similarities are exact while some are less similar and some events have are completely different Frederic Henry is not necessarily a carbon copy of Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway portrays certain things which do not necessarily occur in his real life Throughout his life Hemingway felt somewhat powerless and so to escape this he created alternative lives by writing stories One example of this is that both Hemingway and Henry had passion for women but couldnt keep this passion for long Hemingway got married four times and had many serious girl friends unlike Henry who fell deeply in love with only one girl Another example is Hemingway joining the war because of the intense feeling of patriotism But Frederic Henrys reasons for joining the war were different Henry joins simply because he is young and frankly has nothing better to do There are differences between Kurowsky who is Hemingways girlfriend and Barkley who is Henrys girlfriend For example in the novel Henry meets Barkley long before he is wounded while Hemingway meets Kurowsky after being wounded Another difference is that Catherine has recently lost her fianc in the book This was not true for Kurowsky There are many similarities in the experiences of Ernest Hemingway and his character Frederic Henry in A
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