In the early portion of the 1920’s, Gertrude Stein told Ernest Hemingway, “All of you young people who served in the War, you are the lost generation.” (Shi 987) After World War I, those who served returned to a world that had lost morals, ways of life and a traditional status quo. Consequently, young soldiers were forced to reconcile with a world that seemingly lacked meaning. To compensate, the generation turned to alcohol, sex and tainted love affairs. (Shi 988) From 1920-1926, a series of novels, including Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises formed a modern form of literature (Reynolds 6); furthermore, these novels were based on the “Lost Generation,” and the issues that perpetually following the Great War. Ernest Hemingway himself was a member of this generation, an...
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...re realistic issues of the time. Finally, Ernest Hemingway wrote The Sun Also Rises as an allegorical tale of the times he realized first hand and experienced as a way of life; indeed, his utilization of symbolism and character development represent the aimlessness of the “Lost Generation.”
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