The Sun Also Rises | Study Guide

Ernest Hemingway

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The Sun Also Rises | Characters

Character Description
Jake Jake Barnes is a depressed expatriate writer who became impotent due to a wartime injury. Read More
Brett Lady Brett Ashley searches for excitement in relationships, jumping from man to man as she gets bored or they require more from her than she is willing to give. Read More
Cohn Robert Cohn is a Jewish writer who still believes in romance and honor. Read More
Romero Pedro Romero is a handsome, talented bullfighter who embodies the ideal of masculine sportsmanship. Read More
Bill Bill Gorton is an American writer who provides comic relief as Jake's best friend. Read More
Mike Mike Campbell is a Scottish veteran who drinks heavily to forget the horrors of war. Read More
Belmonte Belmonte is a bullfighter who never lived up to others' expectations for his career.
The Count Count Mippipopolous is a rich Greek count and veteran of seven wars; unlike the rest of the characters he takes a balanced, joyful approach to life after wartime.
Edna Edna is Bill's American friend who is with the group in Pamplona when Cohn goes on his violent attack.
Frances Frances Clyne is Robert Cohn's fiancée before he meets Brett. Frances feels entitled to marriage even though Cohn does not love her.
Georgette Georgette is the Parisian prostitute Jake picks up and takes to dinner early in the novel.
Vicente Girones Vicente Girones is the 28-year-old man killed by a raging bull in Pamplona. His death seems as senseless to Jake as all the senseless deaths of young men during the war.
Harris Wilson Harris is the British fly-fisherman Jake befriends in Burguete.
Montoya Montoya is a Spanish hotel owner who prides himself on cultivating a group of bullfighting aficionados.
Harvey Stone Harvey Stone is another expatriate writer who never seems to work; he gambles frequently and is perpetually drunk and broke.
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