Brett Ashley: Whore or Herione
After a thorough reading and in-depth analyzation of Ernest Hemingway’s riveting novel The Sun Also Rises, the character of Brett Ashley may be seen in a number of different ways. While some critics such as Mimi Reisel Gladstein view Brett as a “Circe” or “bitch-goddess,” others such as Carol H. Smith see Brett as a woman who has been emotionally broken by the world around her. I tend to
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on Earnest Hemingways The Sun Also Rises, ed. James Nagel. New York: G.K. Hall and Co., pp.58, 59.
Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1926.
Smith, Carol H., “Women and the Loss of Eden,” Ernest Hemingway: The Writer in Context, Ed. James Nagel (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), pp132-4. Rpt. in Critical Essays on Earnest Hemingways The Sun Also Rises, ed. James Nagel. New York: G.K. Hall and Co., 1995. 54-