Differance in the Discourse of Catherine and Henry in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms: A Poststructural Approach

Mohsin Khan, Ghulam Mustafa Mashori, Abdullah Joyo

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Abstract: This study aimed to make the poststructural analysis of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms with the help Derrida’s concept of Differance. The study found that there is a complete disparity between the meaning that these characters try to convey and the one that the contextual analysis of their discourse establishes when viewed through the spectrum of differance. The findings lead to the conclusion that for real happiness in life one must establish genuinely sympathetic and empathic relations with other. Only love and compassion can make life meaningful. It is an individual’s responsibility to explore his or her choices and opt for them bravely. To get rid of the absurdity of life one must make drastic decision and daring use of options available to one, otherwise the coercive structure of the society will crush their individuality.

 


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Keywords:Hemingway, Derrida, differance, absurdity, choices responsibility.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.0786/jasr.v1i1.18120

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