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He says defeat is worse than war itself. The topic of desertion is explicitly addressed—specifically, the consequences of desertion from the Italian army. One of the drivers tells Henry that, when one unit wouldn’t attack, military police shot every 34 CliffsNotes Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms tenth man, and according to Passini, even the families of deserters are punished. Keep in mind how the writer has carefully planted the information about the brutality of the military polices; later, Hemingway’s investment will pay off for writer and reader alike.
The Isonze the Isonzo River, in northeast Italy. At the time during which the story takes place, it lay within the boundaries of AustriaHungary. Cinzano brand-name of an aperitif. fiasco (Italian) flask. chianti a dry red wine produced in the Tuscany region of Italy. eggnog a thick drink made of beaten eggs, milk, sugar, and nutmeg, often containing whiskey, rum, wine, etc. sherry a Spanish fortified wine varying in color from light yellow to dark brown and in flavor from very dry to sweet. Critical Commentaries: Chapter XIV 43 Chapter XIV Summary A strangely hostile barber shaves Lieutenant Henry.
As usual, the author underplays drama and avoids melodrama: Catherine and Henry don’t even kiss while bidding one another goodbye—presumably a result of hospital decorum or her British reserve. And as in an earlier scene, we learn about Henry’s feelings not from the narrator himself but via the reaction of another character: “No, you can’t kiss me here,” Catherine says. In terms of the novel’s symbolism, it is significant that Henry ascends from the lowlands into the hills for his first encounter with heroism.