The Sun Also Rises4

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E Ernest Hemingway uses a male perspective to reflect his narrative throughout “The Sun Also Rises”. For the most part this novel centers on masculinity and the perfect male hero of the after-war period. Even though it is hard to see the “Hemingway hero” in the protagonist alone, the supporting characters bring out what Hemingway considers the “man’s man” qualities. L Lady Brett Ashley, the primary reason for the rivalry between three ex-patriots, Jake …

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…and concerns. Bill holds the neutral position, like many males, he likes to stay out of other people’s business. Jake’s true weakness is the impotence of his will and the supposed hero of the novel is flawed due to his failure to adhere to what he believes is right and wrong. Hemingway betrays larger socio-cultural assumptions about men and masculinity and questions the conventional means in which they are defined in his society.