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A Farewell to Arms

Summary: Rain, the seasons, and the mountains are symbols in the novel, A Farewell to Arms, that kept reappearing. Rain is symbolic of terrible events and death. In the novel it is raining when ever something bad has happened. It also makes bad things happen such as the cholera at the start of the novel as well as the cars getting stuck in the mud during the retreat. After talking to Ettore Moretti, Frederic has a discussion with Catherine about rain.
Rain, the seasons, and the mountains are symbols in the novel, A Farewell to Arms, that kept reappearing. Rain is symbolic of terrible events and death. In the novel it is raining when ever something bad has happened. It also makes bad things happen such as the cholera at the start of the novel as well as the cars getting stuck in the mud during the retreat. After talking to Ettore Moretti, Frederic has a discussion with Catherine about rain. She says, "I am afraid of the rain because sometimes I see me dead in it. . . and sometimes I see you dead in it" (126; XIX). This foreshadows the death of either Frederic or Catherine. On the night that Frederic left Catherine to go to the front, it is raining. There is a great deal of rain at the front where everything was going badly. It rained...

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