Symbolism In The Wasteland

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Cohn with his shameful acts to all leaves Pamplona and not to be mentioned in the novel later. The fiesta ends witnessing great performances from Pedro Romero including killing the most dangerous bull. Pedro and Brett leave together to Madrid leaving Jake, Bill and Mike whom they gather with a vivid picture to the loss and destruction of their spirits in which Jake remarks “The three of us sat at the table, and it seemed as though about six people were missing” (202). The three leave to Bayonne sharing a car. Mike prefers to stay in Bayonne, Bill leaves to Paris and Jake returns to San Sebastian and there he spends time fishing and swimming and through his interaction with the locals of Spain assure Hemingway’s preference for Spain with its tradition and its people. Jake makes up his mind to returns to Paris but he receives a telegram from Brett asking him to rescue her. She is in Madrid and she asks “Could you come Hotel Montana Madrid am rather in trouble Brett” (215). After Jake has had another sense of loss to his beloved and with a moment of self-awareness he goes to Madrid to find Brett with no money and…show more content…
Philip Young contends that “Despite a lot of fun The Sun Also Rises is still Hemingway’s Wasteland, and Jake is Hemingway’s Fisher king” (Young, 1952, p.88). Young asserts that though Hemingway’s novel is more desperate than Eliot’s poem but it shares Eliot’s the main content as both of the protagonists gone impotent and their lands gone sterile, and he stands also on the spiritual and sexual life for both as being alike impoverished. For Young Hemingway’s novel and Eliot’s poem are the same in portraying the loss of traditional values, the death of love, and the meaninglessness of life that all are resulted from the spiritual and physical disaster of
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