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A Farewell to Arms Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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The character of Hemingway's Catherine Barkley has undergone a great deal of scrutiny. This attention has alternated from seeing her as a strong, independent, and assertive woman to a needy, weak, and dependent person Using the text, support both sides of the position What do these views say about Hemingway's attitude toward gender roles?

If Catherine' s position as heroine is uncertain, what about the hero Frederic Henry's? Using the text, support or reject Henry's role as hero in A Farewell to Arms.

Hemingway's style has been said to be a purely masculinist form of writing. What does it mean to say a writing style is male or female? Do you agree or disagree that his style is masculinist? Why?

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje is a story about a soldier wounded in the Italy of World War II. Compare it with Hemingway's story and...

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