Thesis: Hemingway deliberately shaped the protagonists in The Sun Also Rises
as allegorical figures.
OUTLINE I. The Sun Also Rises
A. Hemingway's novel.
B. Hemingway's protagonists are deliberately shaped as allegorical
C. Novel symbolizing the impotence after W.W.I. II. Jake Barnes.
1. Damaged genitalia.
2. Can't make love.
3. Feels desire.
B. Wound is symbol of life in years after W.W.I.
C. Wound from accident.
1. Accidents always happen.
2. Can't prevent accidents.
3. "It was like certain dinners that I remember from the
war. There was much wine and ignored tension, and a
feeling of things coming that you could not prevent."
D. Condition represents a peculiar form of impotence.
E. Restrained romantic.
F. Private grief with Cohn's public suffering.
G. Strongly attracted to Pedro Romero.
H. Later, when Barnes says that he hates "homos" and wants to
hit them. III. Lady Brett Ashley.
A. First appears with a group of homosexuals.
B. Wears man's hat on short hair.
C. Refers to men as fellow "chaps".
D. All complete distortion of sexual roles.
E. The war has turned Brett into the equality of a man.
F. This is like Jakes demasculation.
G. All releases her from her womanly nature.
H. "Steps off of the romantic pedestal to stand beside her
equals. IV. Robert Cohn.
A. Women dominate him.
B. Old fashioned romantic.
C. Lives by what he reads.
D. To feel like a man.
a. Helps him to compensate for bad treatment from
b. Turns him into an armed romantic.
2. Likes authority of editing and honor of writing, but is
a bad editor and a poor novelist.
E. Looks for... [continues]
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