The Good Soldier


Ford Madox Ford

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Weak Hearts

In The Good Soldier, weak hearts represent moral failure, particularly regarding infidelity. At the beginning of the novel, John tells the reader that Florence and Edward both suffer from heart conditions, which is why…

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Martin Luther’s Protest

In The Good Soldier, Martin Luther’s Protest demonstrates the cultural gap between Florence and Leonora while simultaneously representing a rejection of conventional ideas about marriage and fidelity. Historically, the Protest was written to separate…

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