This passage from Ecclesiastes gives examples of the "Circle of Life." In the book The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway the aforementioned passage encompasses one of the many themes offered. The theme that this quote portrays is shown throughout the book, but goes unrecognized until the end of the book is reached. Upon going back through the book I have found many examples of this theme, that when read the first time make no impression but stand out boldly the next.
One example of a missed thematic expression occurs on pg. 39, the last two paragraphs "I…" to "…sorry." This in itself seems insignificant but when compared to an incident that takes place later, on pg. 194 beginning "Well…" and ending with "… right.", it shows how although many things had happened Jake Barnes’ feelings for Robert Cohn had not truly changed. This gives a very good example of the theme that everything comes back around again.
Another example of this appears on pg. 148 "Perhaps…about." This section shows how the main character, Jake Barnes, does not care if he truly learns anything in life and only wants to know how to get by. If in life you never learn anything, then it is almost impossible to change. Jake Barnes’ unwillingness to learn shows that later in his life he will have little or no change as he did for the book, yet again showing the theme of a constant or unchanging course.
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