General Purpose: To analyze
Specific purpose: To analyze for my audience the use of symbolism in Ernest Hemingway’s novel A Farewell to Arms Central idea: The novel contains many instances of symbolism; the symbolism primarily corresponds to Hemingway’s feelings about war and the people who are in wars. I. Introduction
A. Hemingway uses symbolism throughout the novel
1. He condemns warfare. 2. He admires people who serve during wartime.
B Thesis and preview of main points
The symbolism expresses Hemingway’s condemnation of warfare and his admiration of the soldiers, ambulance drivers, medical personnel, and others. 1. Rain symbolizes death. 2. Physical objects symbolize different intangible qualities. 3. Catherine’ ...