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Wwi Effects And The Sun Also Rises By Ernest Hemingway

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The After Effects of the War in The Sun Also RisesErnest Hemmingway was an intellectual writer who used characters, setting, and action in the novel, The Sun Also Rises, to convey many themes. He is also known to be a writer about the World War I time period. Thus, World War I has affected each of the characters in the novel in one-way or another. The war serves to haunt many of the characters and is the source of great pain in the book. Two characters that are specifically affected by the war are Jake and Brett. The reader can gain a view of some of the detriment that occurred during the war by analyzing these two characters.Even though the reader knows little detail about the characters' lives, it is for certain that each was affected by the war on some level. Jake, for instance, is known to be "sick." (34) Jake's lack of masculinity causes him difficulties in coping with his love for Brett. Brett is physically driven, and, even though she loves Jake, she knows she would never be satisfied with him. She claims that she "turns to jelly when he touches her," and later exclaims that she "couldn't live quietly in the country...with [her] own true love." (34, 62) Jake is forced to deal with Brett's decision about their relationship because she is determined to have it that way.Beyond his sexual problem, Jake may also have a weakened ego from the war. World War I was fought in trenches, thus not many men had the chance to stand out and be heroes. Each of them was forced to fight as a group and share any glory that may be acquired. This led many men to question their purpose in the war and in the general overview of life. Thus, when fronted with the rejection of a true love, Jake was at loss. He questioned whether or not it was true and he gave into Brett's relational views even though he believed differently. Although he was coping with these mixed emotions, Brett still expected him to be an emotional confidante. She expected him to always be there, and yet continuously leaves him to pursue other affairs. For example, when Jake sees Brett in the bar with the homosexual men. "Somehow they made Jake angry." (28) Jake has difficulty dealing with Brett's overly flirtatious ways with men, and these feelings are justified by his simple love for her and his inability to really stand up for what he believes.Hemmingway keeps Jake, although a main character, in the light shadows. There is a lack of background information concerning him and thus a lack of reasoning for his current lifestyle. However, the reader can also relate Jake's actions to the war. Jake, like many veterans, chose to leave the battles on the battlefields and not continue the ciaos in his current life. He is living for the present, and, in a sense, drinking away the war. Bill, another character in the novel, calls Jake an "expatriate." (120) He goes on to say that he has "lost touch with the soil." This may mean that Jake has lost touch with what he really wants out of life. He seems to be...

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