"A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemmingway (Book Report)

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1. Introduction

The novel " A Farewell to Arms" was written by E. Hemingway in 1929 and deals with the subject of war and destruction. Destruction of law and order, moral values and the belief in love and lasting relationships. Apart from that the novel shows the terrible effect of war on nature, towns and life in general.........!

2. Summary of contents.

Book 1.

The first book sets the scene in northern Italy and we hear about the chaos of the war described by the American lieutenant Frederick Henry as he is driving around in his Red Cross ambulance.

3. Hemingway's style of writing

The style of writing is impressive because it is so simple, sober and factual. His narrative is bare of unnecessary adjectives and fancy descriptions. He emphasizes the dialogue in his writing rather than long descriptions.

4. Opinion

When starting the book I thought that it might be boring to read a book about the First World War which took place 90 years ago, but the more I read the more I realized that Hemingway has written a book of everlasting significance, because wars have not change in the nature of their effect on people and countries.