《永别了，武器》中的死亡意识 Death Consciousness in A Farewell to Arms毕业论文
The theme of death is one of the topics that human beings have been exploring. Because of his unique living environment, Hemingway has had contact with death since he was a child and he narrowly escaped death several times in his life, so Hemingway uses his life to think about death and show his ideas to the world in his own works. A Farewell to Arms, as one of Hemingway’s representative works, has its unique research value. The purpose of this article is to explore Hemingway’s attitude towards death by analyzing the experience of the protagonist in the novel.
After a brief introduction to Hemingway’s reason for thinking about death in his lifetime, the thesis shows Hemingway’s attitude towards death in his whole life. Then it introduces the specific experience of the hero and heroine, and then analyzes Hemingway’s attitude expressed by the hero’s experience, as well as the significance of studying the theme of Hemingway’s death. At the end of the article, the conclusion is that Hemingway is at the stage of not afraid of death but thinks that human beings can not defeat death.
Key Words: death ; resistance; failure; value
Death Consciousness in A Farewell to Arms 1
1 Introduction 1
1.1 Introduction to Hemingway and A Farewell to Arms 1
1.2 Literature review 1
2 The Cause of Death Consciousness in Hemingway’s Works 3
2.1 Unique life experience 3
2.2 Religious awareness 3
2.3 The Experience of war 4
3 Hemingway’s View of Death 6
3.1 Facing death 6
3.2 Challenge the fate 6
3.3 Beyond death 7
4 The Hero’s Experience 8
4.1 Henry’s experience 8
4.2 Catherine’s experience 9
5 Analysis and Significance 11
6 Conclusion 13
Death Consciousness in A Farewell to Arms
1.1 Introduction to Hemingway and A Farewell to Arms
Hemingway, a representative of the “Lost Generation”, is an American novelist and reporter. He was hailed as the spiritual monument of the American nation, and was the founder of the “News” novel. Hemingway is a well-known tough guy who occupies an important position in the history of American literature and the history of world literature.
Hemingway was born in 1899 in Oak Park and died in 1961. After graduating from high school, Hemingway spent six months as an intern reporter where he was well trained. He participated in the First World War and narrowly escaped death. This experience affected his entire life. There are many works published by Ernest Hemingway. His debut novel The Sun Also Rises was published in 1926. His representative works include A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), The Old Man and the Sea (1952).
Hemingway’s novel A Farewell to Arms is the best work of the “Lost Generation” literature and the novel tells us a tragic love story. Henry, the hero of the novel, is a young American who fought in the Italian battlefield. In the hospital, he fell in love with the heroine Catherine. Henry decided to leave the war after being mistaken for a deserter. They fled to Switzerland for a peaceful life. After a happy time, Katherine died in childbirth. At the end of the story, only Henry lived in the world. In the context of the war, the novel describes the love of Henry and Catherine, and profoundly points out that their happiness and love are completely destroyed by the war.