In the Novel “A Farewell To Arms,” the author Ernest Hemingway creates a passionate and romantic love relationship between Lt Henry and Catherine. This love relationship, which is birth in the middle of the most gruesome and violent war that history has ever come to know. World War one, is said to account for one of the largest death tolls in American history wars in. When reading the novel, the author sets the setting in a beautiful place that has mountains, valleys, and flower plants growths. This beautiful place name Goritzia, is as beautiful in the novel as it is in real life. This reason can lead to the understanding on why the author chooses the Italy, during WWI, as the setting. Further, we can understand that realism is ultimately the major emphasis in the novel “A Farewell To Arms.” This is why, Hemingway use of correct basic elements in writing, like realism, create a positive influence in students' understanding.
To understand realism in the novel, “A Farewell To Arms,” we most understand realism itself. Realism is set to begin around 19 centuries, according to J. A. Cuddon the author of the book “A DICTIONARY OF LITERARY TERMS.” Cuddon explains that, “ literature is the portrayal of life with fidelity.”(Cuddon553) In other words, the re-creation of actual life in theme, situations, moods, actions, and characterizations within a novel. For this reason, we can see that Hemingway uses realism to portray not only the war, but the actions and reactions of the characters of the novel were meant to reflect those of real life. When Hemingway uses the conflict of the war between 1914-18 known as, WWI, he is using literacy realism. According to the author Peter Hart in the book “The Great War,” Italy singed a treaty declaring war, “These efforts culminated in the secret Treaty of London, signed on 26 April 1915,… Italy would declare war on the central powers in return for promises of gains in… which included the port of Trieste”(Hart 378). WWI, the treaty of 1915, and the port are all actual facts that occur during the war. Proving that Hemingway used of the conflict is to entice the mind and keep it focussed by overemphasizing realism in the beginning of the novel.
Literature is not the only subject Realism has touched during the 19 century. In my research, I discovered and understood that Realism has also been a part of many other fields such as, music and visual arts. Visual arts describes realism as an attempt to view life and matter precisely without the use of artificial, unreal, or some sort of supernatural meaning. This underlines the focus and the reason for the used of realism in novels in todays time.
Moving forward, Hemingway takes realism a step further by introducing actual objects in the novel. According to the author Tom Quirk this method is relevant to writers that know the readers will understand why they used of actual objects. Quirts states that is the understanding of such objects that entices the mind. In...