An Analysis Of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises

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Hemingway’s first novel The Sun Also Rises received good reviews and has been recognized to be one of his greatest works. The author has aimed to epitomize the post-war expatriate generation and the major themes of the novel appear to move around two epigraphs; the first epigraph was a quotation from Ecclesiastes while the other was created by Hemingway’s Gertrude Stein. In this work, Hemingway has portrayed the life of a number of expatriate people who make the rounds of bars in Paris and resort in Spain and whom they attempt to engage with activities of fishing, drinking, talking, making love, and attending bullfights ; Hemingway has emphasized that those expatriate in their seeking for the leisure time are aimless lost generation. The Great War has brought with it the destruction of the old values and the destruction to the limitations of the Americans and that war has left those expatriates with profound desolation and despair in which they have been forced to attempt to replace the abstract loyalties with personal loyalties. The war has destroyed the dreams and hopes of the characters who experienced it and who were also traumatized by the post-war attitudes and thus the novel in one of its major aspects depicts the personal and social wasteland. Jake Barnes, the narrator and protagonist of this book, is one of those expatriates but appears to be unlike them in his attempt to score the self-fulfillment from gradual acceptance to his condition regarding his
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