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What is a farewell to arms based on?

A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway set during the Italian campaign of World War I. First published in 1929, it is a first-person account of an American, Frederic Henry, serving as a lieutenant ("tenente") in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army.

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In this regard, what is the point of a farewell to arms?

Hemingway's purpose is to show the tragedy of war by contrasting it with the beauty—however fleeting—of love. It seems as if Frederic will escape the death squads that are executing his comrades after the defeat of the Italians.

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Similarly, it is asked, where does a farewell to arms take place?

Italy

What happens to Rinaldi in Farewell to Arms?

Rinaldi - A surgeon in the Italian army. Mischievous, wry, and oversexed, Rinaldi is Henry's closest friend. Although Rinaldi is a skilled doctor, his primary practice is seducing beautiful women. When Henry returns to Gorizia, Rinaldi tries to whip up a convivial atmosphere.

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