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

  • Mohsin Khan Shah AbdulLatif University Khairpur
  • Ghulam Mustafa Mashori Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur
  • Abdullah Joyo Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur
Keywords: Keywords, Hemingway, Derrida, differance, absurdity, choices responsibility.


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.


Author Biographies

Mohsin Khan, Shah AbdulLatif University Khairpur

Lecturer in English

College Education Department of Sindh Govt.


Ghulam Mustafa Mashori, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur

Institute of English Language and Literature

professor Doctor

Director Institute of English Language and Literature

Abdullah Joyo, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur

Institute of English Language and Literature

Cooperative Teacher


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