Who Is The Change In Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises?

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Ernest Hemingway was a writer in the 1900s. His first major novel, The Sun Also Rises was published in 1926 after World War I (Bryfonsk 46). The novel is critical of the “Lost Generation” or, people who lived aimless lives after the war (Anderson 63). The novel The Sun Also Rises is influenced by the history of the time and Hemingway’s personal experiences; it shows the change in roles and ideals of a generation.
The social climate in which the characters of The Sun Also Rises live is heavily influenced by the history of the time. World War I changed the perception of warfare around the world. Anderson says, “People no longer fell to the ground and died as they had in past wars; now they were blown through the air, exploded into pieces, or
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Hemingway’s first major novel The Sun Also Rises allowed him to enter into that community of authors (“Ernest Hemingway”). Based off of Ernest’s years in Spain and Paris after the war (Bryfonsk), the novel addressed the aimless lives of young people after the war and introduced new ideas of gender roles which young women attempted to model themselves after (Anderson 50). Though Hemingway considered himself above the “lost generation”, he shared many characteristics with them. For example, Hemingway was proud of his ability to hold liquor and predominantly relied on his wife Hadley’s trust fund and a journalism job to get by…show more content…
After the war, a new meaning for life was sought out and people were left with the realization that their lives were short and futile. This novel is an expression of Hemingway’s personal ideas and experiences along with the social climate of the time. It demonstrates the disillusionment of the post war society and paves the way for a new
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