emotionally to the characters. Imagery situated tactically through the novel, A Farewell to Arms, displays how well Ernest Hemingway is capable of getting the reader ready for what the future brings. Catherine Barkley, an English nurse during World War I, says, “I’m afraid of the rain” (125), to the man she is in love with, Fredric Henry, an American in the Italian army. While in Milan hiding from the Italian army from going AWOL, Catherine continues to explain, “I’m afraid of the rain because
play” (Joyce 22). This fixation rules his young life, and he desires to break into the adult world in order for the girl to take him seriously. Araby represents his chance to prove himself and gain freedom from his normal self, a self that is trapped in a world of fantasy rather than reality. He believes that attending the bazaar will transform him into someone that Mangan’s sister could desire, and his whole being is focused on doing everything properly in order to perfect the transformation.