Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #7

"After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain." (41.292)

This is a great example of Hemingway’s theory of omission. How can Frederic express all the pain and turmoil he’s feeling now that he’s lost Catherine and his son? He doesn’t have to. We can feel it all from just these seemingly simple words.

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