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Hemmingway's Sun Rises Brilliantly

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By jayz on
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Hemmingway is a man who has faced thrice the obliteration of war. His services have shown him scarring images, led him to scarring wounds, and has forced upon him a scarred mentality. The trauma encircling bloody battles is shown in most all of Hemmingway's novels, and The Sun Also Rises is no exception. The book is, first and foremost, as entertaining as it is profound. It's characters are wholly believable, its scenes, realistic, and its meanings, comprehensible. The plot circles the literally impotent Jake Barns, a veteran. Indeed, this is a direct criticism of war in general, for it leaves men disillusioned and weakened. Hemmingway introduces several other characters, each one a reflection of society. For example, Lady Brett is a woman who would sleep with a man before talking to him; likewise, the women of Hemmingway's time were becoming increasingly promiscuous.

Hemmingway's writing style is also worth mentioning. This author, unlike Hardy (who was paid by the word), writes in simple, easily comprehensible sentences. However, these short statements are often impregnated by deeper inuendos- a treasure chest for the deep-sea reader to discover for himself. Still, Hemmingway conveys through his sentences a deeper meaning than most writers.