Sun Also Rises Essay

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The Sun Also Rises      The novel starts out when Jake Barnes, Frances Coyne, and Robert Cohn are dining together. Jake suggests that he and Cohn go to Strasbourg together, because he knows a girl there who can show them around. Frances kicks him under the table several times before Jake gets her hint. After dinner, Robert follows Cohn to ask why he mentioned the girl. He tells Robert that he can’t take any trip that involves seeing any girls.      Robert gains a new confidence when he returns from a trip to New York where the critics praised his first novel. Women threw themselves at him, and he also won several hundred dollars playing bridge with his New York connections.…show more content…
He begins to cry before drifting off to sleep. After four in the morning, Brett wakes him up, making a lot of noise while trying to get past the doorkeeper. The Count is waiting outside in his car. Brett reports that he offered her ten thousand dollars to go to Biarritz with him, but she turned him down. She wants Jake to go out with them, but he says no. He tries to get her to stay by kissing her, but she won‘t. They make a date for the next day.      Cohn meets Jake at his office to have lunch. He asks about Brett, and Jake says that she is a drunk and she is going to marry Mike Campbell, a Scotsman who will be rich someday. Cohn is annoyed because Jake will not describe Brett in a positive way even though he know that Jake is in love with her. Later on that day, Brett misses their date.      Cohn finds Jake again later, and they sit down in a cafe where Frances finds them. She asks to speak to Jake alone. Cohn has refused to marry her. She is scared that no man will marry her now. Jake tries to remain neutral. She mentions that Cohn has paid her two hundred pounds to go to England, but she had to argue it out of him. In a fake cheerful manner, she describes the unpleasant visits with her "friends" in England don’t really want her around.      The Count and Brett visit

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