"The Sun Also Rises" and Symbols
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This paper examines how symbols, themes, and motifs operate on many levels in Ernest Hemingway's novel, "The Sun Also Rises", and how Hemingway paints the portrait of a 'lost generation' that suffers from a lack of meaning and purpose. It looks at how alcoholism, destructive relationships, and the lack of communication are just a few of the issues that Hemingway touches on in this novel and how symbols and motifs work together to enhance these issues, allowing each character to develop fully.
From the Paper:"Another theme that surfaces in the novel is that of the destructiveness of love and sex. This can be seen in the various sexual encounters the characters engage in. Sex is the primary reason that Brett does not allow herself to become involved with Jake. Even though Jake knows he could never fulfill her sexual desires, he asks her why they cannot live together. She simply tells him that she could not because of the way that she is made. (55). Clearly, she has feelings for Jake but she never attempts to engage in a relationship with him and whenever Jake brings it up, she only wants to drink and not talk about it. Of course, Jake's war wound left him feeling like less of a man and Brett's rejection does not help him recover any dignity."
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