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Life Divided in "The Sun Also Rises"

analytical Essay
726 words
726 words
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Differences are an essential part of every society. Without them, nothing would ever change. Life would continue as it always had: completely static and dull, devoid of transformation. Social differences though similar to social divisions, can exclude certain persons. Many have wondered if the necessity of compartmentalizing and grouping society outweigh the cost. Ernest Hemingway believed that people should promote social divisions as completely healthy and natural. The Sun Also Rises, when viewed through Marxist critique, states that every person plays a distinct societal role, holding civilization together. People can easily recognize gender roles. Hemmingway assigned unique and equally powerful characteristics to each sex. Lady Ashley (or Brett), the primary female character, has every characteristic that a female should: beauty, liveliness, vulnerability and manipulativeness. She is expected to use her sexuality and reach her goals, ultimately ensuring her own happiness. Brett only gains happiness when she makes everyone around her miserable. She uses her charm and ensur...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that social differences are an essential part of every society. hemingway believed that people should promote social divisions as completely healthy and natural.
  • Analyzes how hemmingway assigned unique and equally powerful characteristics to each sex. lady ashley (or brett) has every characteristic that a female should: beauty, liveliness, vulnerability and manipulativeness.
  • Analyzes how money influences every aspect of the world, rationalizing the revenue based role assignment. count mippipopolous escorts brett around paris and funds her expensive lifestyle.
  • Analyzes how the audience realizes the necessity of societal divisions. they allow the people to receive recognition and provide models that citizens can follow.
  • Explains that hemingway believed that society should group itself several ways allotting distinctive and individual membership roles. he assigned certain roles to each character, enforcing his point.
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