A Farewell to Arms characters

Lieutenant Frederic Henry

Main hero of the book. We can describe him as a character that has a very dynamic role. He is the one who has changed a lot from the very beginning until the end of the story. Frederic is a little bit aloof guy. And it is not a strange thing as his work is a stressful one. He is a young American...

Catherine Barkley

We all know Hemingway’s attitude toward the woman. A lot of researchers still have doubts why Hemingway simply didn’t like a woman. So, it isn’t a surprise that even in this book he described them in two utmost categories – the ones who are completely dominant, and the...

Lieutenant Rinaldi

This character is Henry's Italian surgeon roommate. Unfortunately, we have to start with the next information – Rinaldi is an alcoholic womanizer who does not believe in romance and love as Henry does. Instead, he proclaims himself in love with nearly every woman he meets, then quickly...

The Priest

The unnamed priest in Henry's unit is the butt of all jokes by the others, but Henry, though he is not religious, treats him kindly. They have several deep discussions, and the priest encourages Henry to find love and be happy. The priest has described the way each Priest has to be – a...

Piani

Piani is one of those characters about who we don’t know a lot of information. As he didn’t have lots of lines, we will tell you just a few moments in order to get you acquainted with him. Piani is a simple American ambulance driver with the Italian army who also took part in World War...

Helen Ferguson

Helen is Catherine’s friend. Her personage is quite interesting as she doesn’t play a role of a woman; she is more a personification of a parent. We mean that she’s a parental figure to Catherine and is very protective of her, maybe such kind of friendship is not as much strength...

Count Greffi

Here we come to a very interesting figure of the book. Count appears only once in the book that is why it could seem like we don’t know a lot about his character. But it was not to be! Hemingway was such a master that somehow opened his character for us fully. Moreover, this old...

Ettore Moretti

This character is one of the main in the story. He plays an important role in the dynamics of the book. But first things first. He is a friend of Henry and is involved in story-telling just to show who a person should not be. Ettore isn’t dynamic; he ends up staying the same person he used...

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