Lord of the Flies 13

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In the novel The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway describes a couple who share a very strange and distant kind of love for each other. This story takes place immediately after World War I, a time of great hardship. This hardship results in a digression of values both morally and socially. The love that Brett and Jake share is symbolic of the general decline in values in that they tolerate behaviors in one another that …

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…that being a good thing. Jake¹s only reply is ³You¹re damn right(108)². Robert makes a fool out of himself. He even beats up Jake at one point. Behavior like this was impossible for Jake to respect and he hated this part of Robert. None of this would have even been a problem if life during that time had been a little more solid in a moral sense. Brett would have not been permitt.