Literature And Art : The Sun Also Rises, The Great Gatsby, And Night

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Many pieces of literature and art take place during an important event in history. The authors of the books and the artists wanted the reader or the observer to understand that the characters and the story they wrote or drew was based on their perspective of the era when their written books or painting. In this essay I will be talking about the events in literature (The Sun Also Rises, The Great Gatsby, and Night) and art (The Scream, and The Persistence of Memory). I will be showing you example indication what event which books and art came from by showing you quotes or explaining how it related to what event. The first piece of literature I will talk about take place during The Lost Generation. The Lost Generation was a time after World War I a group of writers believed that a generation was “lost” in the sense that traditional beliefs was not important in the postwar world making many people seemed physiologically and morally empty. The term originated from Ernest Hemingway who wrote The Sun Also Rises (1926). This book is about a World War I veteran name Jake Barnes who meets Brett Ashley, who he met during the war was a nurse during the war that Jake and his friend, Robert Cohn, fall in love with. But they can’t be together because the war caused Jake to become impotent. She leaves for San Sebastian with her fiancé, Mike Campbell. While Brett, Cohn, and Mike are both traveling outside of Paris, one of Jake’s friends, Bill Gorton, arrive in Paris. He devises a plan…
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