The Sun Also Rises Rhetorical Analysis

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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway takes place in the 1920s in Paris. The novel starts out focusing on Robert Cohn, while the rest of it is narrated by Jake. He is an expatriate, is madly in love with Brett, and has a war injury. Jake Barnes was raised Catholic and has had an on-again-off-again fling with Brett. He talks about Brett and his religion differently than how he thinks about them. Hemingway conveys a different tone and mood and uses different syntax while talking about Catholicism and about or to Brett, than while he thinks about Brett or Catholicism. In chapter 5 on pages (46-47), Jake talks about Brett to Robert. He says that “she’s a drunk” (46) and that “she’s [married people she didn’t love] twice (46). Jake is talking bitterly about Brett because in this scene he is jealous that Cohn seems to be interested in her, Jake wants her to himself. Jake had a sassy and rude tone while talking about Brett and the mood during this scene was awkward because of how blunt Jake was being. He also talks mainly in simple sentences because he is getting straight to the facts. This creates dramatic irony by _ * However, when Jake talks about Brett, he is usually negative, but once he’s alone with his thoughts, or with her, things change. In chapter 4 on pages (33-42), Jake is talking with Brett…show more content…
Hemingway leads his readers to make the inference that Jake is the opposite of an open book, based on this thoughts and speech. The readers would make this inference for many reasons, One of them being that he speaks to others in extremely short sentences, which makes him appear apathetic or shy. When he’s alone, he can’t stop thinking, stream-of-consciousness, or talking with Brett if she’s with him. Jake puts on an act to others to make it seem like he doesn’t care, but in actuality, he does - a
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