The Thing We Wanted To Do
Kind of Activity:
Students will identify a moment of foreshadowing early in the novel and discuss its implications.
Common Core Standards:
In Chapter III, Frederic expresses remorse at failing to visit the priest's hometown, Abruzzi. Point students to this passage:
“I had drunk much wine and afterward coffee and Strega and I explained, wine-fully, how we did not do the things we wanted to do; we never did such things.”
Ask the class to consider the implications of this sentence. Is it possible that Hemingway is foreshadowing the novel's...
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