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The Sun Also Rises

Uploaded by supergirl445 on Feb 03, 2004

In Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, the narrator, Jake Barnes, describes Robert Cohn, a rich Jew who graduated from Princeton with low self-esteem, an unsuccessful marriage, and a vanished inheritance. Cohn moves to Paris to write a novel and is accompanied by a manipulative woman named Frances. After selling his novel in America, Cohn returns to his former home with an attitude of arrogance and a hunger for excitement, and frequently pesters Jake.
The Sun Also Rises documents the people who came to be known as the "Lost Generation," a generation of broken dreams and destroyed naivete emerged from the World War I with an outlook blemished by bitterness and aimlessness. Jake and his companions begin to spend their time drinking and partying away their defeats, exemplifying a generation physically and emotionally wounded from the war.
Jake and his acquaintances become disillusioned. The War destroyed the long-established concepts they’d always modeled their lives on— loyalty, honor, and integrity. Without these beliefs, the men and women affected by the war began to rely on irrelevant and escapist activities to fill the void left by the beliefs that had previously given their lives meaning. Their lives become seemingly aimless, without a belief in any solid notion or a psychological or moral purpose.
Most of Jake’s friends are alcoholics. To these people, drinking is a way to escape the harshness and reality of the war. It numbs Jake and his friends to a bitter realization that their lives now lack purpose. Hemingway, however, implies that their drunkenness does nothing but exacerbate the psychological and emotional turmoil from which Jake and his companions are already suffering.
While Hemingway never actually states that Jake and his friends’ lives are aimless, the concept is alluded to through his illustration of their psychological conditions, which contrast with their surface activities, which fail to bring happiness or fulfillment. At best, their partying distracts them from their emotional condition or thoughts about the war. The only thing accomplished by their drinking and dancing is a temporary and fruitless distraction from an aimless life.

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Uploaded by:   supergirl445

Date:   02/03/2004

Category:   Hemingway

Length:   2 pages (345 words)

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