A Farewell to Arms Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

Who is Frederic Henry? How do readers learn about his first name? His last name? Why does Henry fight with the Italians, even though he is an American? Are there any physical descriptions given of Henry in the book? If so, what are they? How is Henry injured? What does he tell Rinaldi he was doing when he was wounded? Do you believe that Henry is an alcoholic? Why or why not? Why does Henry desert the army? Explain why Henry becomes so fed up with the war.

Topic 2

Who is Catherine Barkley? What happened to her former fiancé? Why do you believe that Catherine falls in love with Henry so quickly? Do you agree with Catherine’s decision to essentially become a fugitive with Henry? How does Catherine feel about her pregnancy? When does she say that she will cut her hair? Describe the way...

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