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Hemingway's depiction of women in A Farewell to Arms
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay, however, is not to create justice for Hemingway. I attempt to show Hemingway's depiction of women and of gender issues by comparing them in their historical and biographical context and to realize how he reflects his attitude toward gender and sex in his era. Indeed in discussing Hemingway's world view as expressed in his fiction, several critics, without referring to the Great War specifically, describe its mental landscape precisely." It is a world seen through a crack in a wall by a man who is pinned down by gunfire," says Philip Young. Catherine's character influenced many feminist critics and they have tried to show Hemingway's wrath towards women. So, Catherine's intelligence and resourcefulness and ability to cope in the social world place her in the category of confident and competent characters. I agree with some critics that Catherine is a good woman who grew up in a tragic world where her virtue is meaningless. She is qualified to run away with the man she loves and to help him domesticate the world of his wishful dreams. This essay argues that an important way to understand Hemingway's depiction of women is to pay attention to American literature and the effect that the First World War has on one's life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Humanities Theology, Hemmingway, English literature
Keyword [sv]
Humaniora, Teologi
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-43046ISRN: LTU-CUPP--05/117--SELocal ID: 0f710b6f-351e-45ac-b7c1-a073221cecc6OAI: diva2:1016274
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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