The Sun Also Rises & Pride and Prejudice

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The Sun Also Rises & Pride and Prejudice

By | May 2013
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In The novel The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, Men are portrayed to be good loving beings who only want to be loved in turn and that women use men for their own gain, enjoyment, and pleasure, but in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Women are portrayed to be good beings who want to love and be loved, and men are the horrid ones who use women for their own pleasure and gain. Hemingway shows in his novel, men are true in their love by example of Jake’s love for Brett, and that women are horrid through Brett who only has flings with men and then leaves. While Austen shows women truly love through Jane and Elizabeth, and that men are horrid through Darcy and Bingley. Each author has a completely different view as to what love is, and how it is shown by each gender. Even though Austen and Hemingway have different views on love, they also have similarities. Both Austen and Hemingway support that one gender or another is more passionate about love and that the other is flippant or uncaring about love. Austen sees that men don’t care about love, and that men only care about how marriages will affect their social standing. A prime example is when Bingley leaves Jane and goes to London with his sister because of what she says about Jane. Even though Bingley says he cares deeply for Jane, he still leaves which makes him a horrid mad and much less passionate about love than Jane. Seeing as Jane is so madly in love with Bingley that she follows him to London and he never noticed her. This breaks Jane’s heart to the point she no longer wants to be with anyone. This makes Bingley a horrid, using man. He had fun with Jane, admired her, doted on her, and then he left. If one truly loves another, love will triumph. This is what Austen is saying through out her novel. Elizabeth though does not feel that she is truly loved and so she does not wish to marry when Mr. Collins and Mr. Darcy propose. Elizabeth believes that love is what should constitute a marriage but seeing as...

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