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Li 1 Margaret Li Ms. La Rosa English 11H, Period 2 15 March 2019 Jake's Change in Philosophy World War I devastated the lives of millions, transforming and disillusioning its participants permanently. Ernest Hemingway, an expatriate himself, illustrates this concept in The Sun Also Rises through a group of American emigrants living in Paris. As these outsiders consume themselves in an exorbitant and aimless lifestyle, some discover the true meaning behind a successful life, a life filled with purpose and genuine happiness. The protagonist Jake Barnes is exposed to this ideology through his interaction with Pedro Romero and his experiences in nature. Although Jake struggles to understand this new outlook in life, he is able to change by the end of the novel. Jake’s acquaintance with Pedro Romero, a passionate bullfighter, teaches readers the formula to a meaningful life. At the fiesta, Jake is amazed at Romero’s performance, noting that Romero never made any contortions, always it was straight and pure and natural in line. [...] Romero’s bull-fighting gave real emotion [...] He did not have to emphasize their closeness” (Hemingway 171). The choreography between Romero and the bull is graceful in the way he controls the bull like a master. Despite the evident dangers, his selflessness further proves his passion for bullfighting. With a clear purpose in his career, Romero is able to have a successful life. This commitment is again testified when he is able to give up pursuing Brett, his greatest love, in order to focus on his career. To the contrarily, Jake continues to pursue Brett despite her unrequited love. Although they both love each other emotionally, Jake is unable to provide a sexual relationship for Brett. This desperation has been demonstrated multiple times to the point
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