Lady Brett Ashley in The Sun Also Rises Essay

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Lady Brett Ashley was a very important character in the book The Sun Also Rises. She had it all, she was pretty, and she had four guys ogling over her. Four guys!!!! She was independent, she could do whatever she wanted. She was definitely not sympathetic however, nore would she be a good role model for anyone because yes, she does treat her male friends cruelly. Lets start with her relationships with the guys. She can basically get whatever she wants, they will do anything for her, because they find her so attractive. Even if they want something in return, she will be happy to give it to them, she has it all. However that is all she does, she moves from guy to guy like she does not even care. Which by the way, she does not. Basically,…show more content…
She was unlike anything they had ever seen or would ever get to see again. She was different, but in a good way. She was one of them. Mike once compared her to circe, a character in a Greek myth who lured in men and then she transformed them into animals. Brett just wants sex without love, instead of the other way around like Jake. Brett had good and bad qualities. She was not all bad. I personally would not pick her for a role model but I will admit she had some admirable qualities. For example, the way she changed over the course of the novel. At first she did not really care about anyone or anything but herself. Then she began to realize what she did to people and she began to consider the feeling a of others as well as her own. If her relationship with Pedro had occurred at the beginning of the novel, she probably would have given no thought to what effects their relationship would have on him. However, by the end of the novel she had gained the understanding to know that he should do what is right, put away her own feelings, and leave him for his own good. She could be used as a role model because of her liberty. She is never tied down, as if she is floating in the breeze, aimlessly wandering from place to place. She does not conform. She does what she wants when she wants and does not let other people tell her what to do. She is dependent on no one in the sense that she does not care what others think. However, at the same time, she is
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