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A Farewell to Arms Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Chapter 8 Summary

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Book 1, Chapter 8 Summary

There is to be an attack the next night, and Henry and his team have orders to drive to where the action will be. On the way, he stops at the hospital to say goodbye to Catherine and see how she is feeling. She will not allow him to say goodbye to her, and makes him promise to come back the following day. She gives him her Saint Anthony necklace for safety on the battlefield.

Book 1, Chapter 8 Analysis

The author tells us in Chapter 8 that Henry will be wounded in battle. Catherine's concern for him, and her unwillingness to let him say goodbye to her, also foreshadows this in some way. The narrator tells us that when Henry is injured, the Saint Anthony is lost forever. This can be seen as symbolic of something that is lost in the relationship between Henry and Catherine. It...

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