The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway

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the-sun-also-rises-ernest-hemingwayLoversFriendsRivalsEngagedAfter World War I, a group of Americans move to Paris, where their lives are filled with travel, drinking, and debauchery. Drifting across Europe, the young bohemians question whether anything has meaning after the great losses of war. This question is particularly poignant for narrator Jake Barnes, whose war injury cripples his happiness.MAIN CHARACTERSDoes Life Have Meaning after War?RomeroTeenaged Spanish bullfighter CohnJewish writer; experiences life through booksBillAmerican writer and sportsman JakeWWI vet emasculated by his injuries MikeHeavy-drinking, sometimes-violent Scottish vetBrettEnglishwoman; revels in male attentionDisillusionmentTrench warfare and the technologies of war led many young soldiers to feel their contributions and lives were meaningless. Effects of WarJakes generationveterans and civilians alike—struggle to find meaning after the devastating events of World War I. MasculinityMale characters hide their insecurities and hurt egos after the war by drinking heavily, chasing sex, and playing sports.ThemesMotifsSexUsed to fill emotional voids, sex is a destructive force in the characterslives, leading to heartbreak, lost friendships, and career ruin. AlcoholismAll the characters drink excessively to escape reality and to allow themselves the freedom to speak openly about their feelings. Jake, Chapter 2ou can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.The Sun Also Risesby the NumbersMens hearts Brett breaks—Jake, Mike, Cohn, and RomeroShrapnel pieces removed from Hemingways leg after a war injury4227Year Hemingway traveled to Spain to watch the bullfights 1925Bretts age in the novel34ERNEST HEMINGWAY1899–1961AuthorA Nobel Prizewinning American author, Hemingway is known for his sparse prose, masculine heroes, and art-imitating-life style. Like Jake, Hemingway expatriated to Europe after a devastating World War I injury. There, he fell in love with Lady Duff Twysden (Bretts inspiration) and fought with Harold Loeb (Cohns inspiration) for her affections.Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Italy Magazine, Vanity FairCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Ernest Hemingway1926EnglishNovelAuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageThe Sun Also RisesWar Literature

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