From Here to Eternity Film Summary & Analysis

James Jones
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Themes

Peace Before War

Some of the most peaceful times always seem to fall before the most dangerous times. As Angelo and Prew spend their time at the base, they struggle to make their way through life. The peace is only broken by the soldiers' own actions. Prew creates his own difficulties by refusing to box, and Angelo's inability to control himself is what puts him in danger. They face these trials of their own making when they should be enjoying the peace that, unknown to them, will not last. Prew should be enjoying his love with Alma during this time, which will be cut so short. Ultimately, the message of the film is to hold onto joy and love in times of peace, because there really is no security in life.

Price of Stubbornness

Stubbornness is sometimes equivalent to bravery, while sometimes it carries a...

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