Analysis Of The Sun Also Rises By Ernest Hemingway

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Victoria Cervantes
Mr. Auth
A.P. Literature
May 21, 2014
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Step 1: Definitions of terms and concepts
1. Semaphore- “An apparatus for visual signaling with lights of mechanically moving arms”
2. Moraine- “Accumulated earth and stones deposited by a glacier”
3. Poules- “A girl, a young woman, especially seen as promiscuous.”
4. Desencajonada- “Letting bulls out of their cages and into the corral.”
5. Aficion- “Enthusiasm, penchant, fondness.”
6. Carabineer- “A soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine”
7. Daunt- “A cause to lose courage”
8. Expatriate- “A person who is voluntarily absent from home or country.”
9. Platonic- “Free from physical desire”
10. Plateau- “A relatively flat highland”
11. Pestilential- “Likely to cause and spread an epidemic disease”
12.Liaison- “A channel for communication between groups”
13. Siphon- “A tube running liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube.”
14. Simian- “Relating to or resembling an ape.”
15. Concha- “(Anatomy) A structure that resembles a shell shape.”
A word that is central to the story is “love.” Brett tells Jake that she loves him, even though they both make it clear that they cannot be together. In addition to this Brett constantly has men falling in love with her, while she has no intention of loving them back especially while she is in the midst of a divorce and engaged to another man. The action of some of the characters are pulled by love, whether it be to feed the idea or seem absolutely flippant about it.
Step 2: Setting
The novel is first set in Paris, which is known because the city is blatantly brought up many times as people ar...

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... Why can’t they realize that it would be easier on the both of them be apart.
Brett goes to San Sebastian because she realizes this, but even so they meet up again as if nothing had happened. I would like to know if this is an emphasis on human flaw or love, and also if they will ever come to the point where they no longer stay together despite the poisonous and heartbreaking outcome that always seems to follow them.

Step 9: Evaluation
The Sun Also Rises, is a beautifully written piece and has made Ernest Hemingway one of my new favorite authors. I admire the diction used and the way in which the story is told. I believe this book would gain from reading it over and over again. It is a very real representation of love that is not sugar coated. This book sometimes states some offensive things, but it would benefit to keep in mind the era it was written in.
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