| Quote #7
"He’s done nothing but ruin you with his sneaking Italian tricks. Americans are worse than Italians." (34.39)
This makes us remember an earlier scene where Frederic calls Rinaldi a "dago," among other things. This rare moments pop up in moments of communication frustration. When communication fails, everything seems foreign.
| Quote #8
"Switzerland is down the lake, we can go there." (34.109)
The romance of their big escape intensifies the tragedy of the novel.
| Quote #9
"Can’t you realize we’re in Switzerland?"
Switzerland represents that ideal: neutral ground. It’s a dream almost too big to hope for.