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Quote #7

"Besides all the big times we had many small ways of making love and we tried putting thoughts in the other one’s head while we were in different rooms." (18.14)

This is one of several places in the novel where Frederic and Catherine get all psychic on each other.

Quote #8

"I had liked him as well as any one I ever knew." (30.67)

This sentence is ambiguous for sure, because Frederic uses the word "like" instead of "love," but, unless one takes a cynical approach, it actually expresses a deep love for Aymo.

Quote #9

"It’s just a dirty trick."

"You dear, brave sweet." (41.270)

These are the last words that Catherine and Frederic speak. She’s talked about love and death before, in terms of "a rotten game." Her first lover died, her son died, and now she’s losing her second lover, through her own death. Is love in A Farewell to Arms all a rotten game, or a dirty trick? Or, is there deeper meaning in all novel’s the loving, even though it ends tragically?

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