within a world of seduction.
Alcohol provides a vice to the soldiers; to he...
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... run or to be killed. Henry decided
that he should run and does so. “I ducked down, pushed between two men, and ran for the river, my head down (p 225.)” Henry has been exposed to the brutalities of war and violence and is seizing the moment to freedom. War and violence forces the thinking on the soldiers to live in the moment.
Marvel’s poem “To His Coy Mistress” is quoted in “A Farewell to Arms” as a basis of carpe diem. The theme of seduction forces a living in the moment mentality. Alcohol is a vice used by the soldiers to think about today and not the future. Catherine’s character is a prime example of a living in the moment personality. And the war and violence in the novel is a theme that stresses the carpe diem theme. The carpe diem theme is deeply rooted.
Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. 1929. New York: Scribner, 2003. Print.
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