1. They must leave because Jake received a letter from Mike stating that they would arrive on Wednesday. He received the letter on a Wednesday and so they took off on the afternoon bus.
2. Aficionado is a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity. In the context of this book the activity would be bullfighting, the passion for bullfighting. The indication that Montoya has a high regard of Jake is by the way he talk to Jake. Making it seem as if bullfighting is a secret between the two of them only and not to expose it to anyone else. Hemingway demonstrates that Montoya accepts Jake as a fellow aficionado by having Montoya tell Jake that he is an aficionado but that bill is not an Aficionado like Jake.
3. A steers purpose is to calm the bulls so that they don’t kill each other or break their horns. This could be used as a metaphor between Jake and his friends because Jake could be said to be the steer amongst his friends. Calming them down and always resolving issues. This is seen when he tries settling Cohn's issue with Frances, or as he tries solving Brett's Problems.
4. I think that Hemingway is showing the reader that “war heroes” are not so flawless after all. Mike's terrible mistake caused havoc for an innocent man.
5. The Women at the Wine shop and the three girls at the window stare at Brett when she walks by probably because they are admiring her beauty or they are surprised that such a beautiful Women is dressed in a masculine way.
6. The steers separate the bulls from one another this could relate to the relationships between the characters by Cohn being the steer and the bulls being the rest of the characters.
7. Mike Compares Cohn to a steer because he believes that Cohn doesn’t say much and leads a quit life and always hanging around like a steer. He also says that Cohn follows Brett around like a steer.
8. . "What if Brett did sleep with you? She's slept with lots of other people better...