A Farewell to Arms Setting & Symbolism

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Gorizia

Gorizia is an Italian village where Henry spends time in 1916 – 1917. He describes it as being a nice village that had not been destroyed too much since the enemy still wanted to be able to come visit it once the war had ended. Henry meets Catherine in Gorizia.

Pavla

Pavla is the place where Henry goes to help provide medical care for the wounded during an offensive attack. He is wounded there and watches a fellow ambulance driver die beside him.

Milan

Henry is sent to the American hospital in Milan after he is wounded. Catherine is transferred there and the two spend time at restaurants and other social spots in town. Their relationship is able to flourish in the major city that is set far away from the battlefront.

Stresa

Stresa is an Italian town where Henry goes to find Catherine after he has fled the army...

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