The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises, written by Ernest Hemingway in 1926, portrays the different setting and characterization of few characters from the 1920s, an era of spiritual dissolutions, ignorant of love, and vanishing illusions.
Realism is used as a literary movement to expose the ugly truth of life during this time period. This is the session of post World War I, when the country was in complete confusion and depression. Hemingway was also in the war. This affects his writing of the novel by making characters like Jake and Bill expatriates. This is important to have so that later in the novel Jake and bill are able to relate and have a greater connection.
Hemingway structurally brings numerous shifts into play throughout the novel to portray his ideas. He is creating a shift using setting to reveal the calmer nature of characters so that the audience can reassess them. Many of the main shifts were made throughout the changing books within the novel. The major shift from Paris to Spain takes the characters from the big city to a new setting in the countryside. It is important to have this shift because it portrays the characterization of Jake revealing himself and taking off his mask. Jake has put up a mask to cover the real him. The characters face the shift away from the night life partying. Hemingway uses the mountains between Paris and Spain as a barrier to divide where Jakes character shift is uncovered. Hemingway makes it necessary to eliminate other characters in order for the fulcrum to happen. The fulcrum is created through characterization to unmask Jake as his true self adapting to a new environment during the fishing trip with Bill. The pivotal moment is expressed through how Jake will function in the new surroundings. Hemingway supplants all other characters by adding in Bill, a mirror to Jake. Both Bill and Jake were in the war. Having gone through the war, this gives them a more mature and moral background than other...
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