The Sun Also Rises

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Ashley Quintero
Dr. Easley
English III HP
Period: 2
21 September 2014
Discovering the Meaning
The Sun Also Rises is a novel written by the alluring author, Ernest Hemingway. The novel takes place in a somewhat “depressing” Paris with all the main characters, and it moves along to
Pamplona, Spain. When there, readers are able to discover new features in the main characters that hadn’t been given before. In fact, most details about any characters are hardly given by Hemingway, this gives readers the chance to compose the plot based on the details surrounding the characters. This novel opens with a narration, by the main character who is later revealed to be Jake Barnes, about the other main character named Robert Cohn. Most adults introduced in the novel have been in, or a part of
World War I. Gradually, readers can see how much this negatively affects each and every character in a different way. In the end, most mentalities stay destroyed, while only a couple, come to their senses.
In Chapter IV of The Sun Also Rises, there is deep conversation and thought internally with
Jake Barnes. He is sitting bedside on page 38, and without much detail he reveals to the reader his injury that had been inherited from the war. This ambitious damage to his “parts” creates true difficulty, depression, unhappiness, and causes more problems to count for both himself, and the only woman he loves. Jake reminds himself to laugh about it. This shows that even though he knows what happened to him was truly terrible, it does not have to be looked at on such a negative outlook. Which in terms, can foreshadow the actual feeling of wanting to have genuine happiness in his life.

Details about the unimportant things surrounding the scene itself is the way Hemingway chooses to write. He fathered the writing style known today as the “Iceberg Theory”. In Chapter IV, and in every other chapter in this novel, the theory is clearly present and

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