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Ernest Hemingway relied on experiences and the time period that he wrote the novel The Sun Also Rises. Hemingway used symbolism and irony to express his own experiences that he went through after the war, in this novel. Gertrude Stein named the generation of adults that lived during World War I, "The Lost Generation.” People thought the phrase holds true to some people who fought or were involved in the war. Hemingway quotes Stein in passages saying “The world remains and the sun continues to rise and set.” The Sun Also Rises first appeared in 1926. Jake Barnes, Hemingway's narrator with a mysterious war wound that has left him impotent, is the heart and soul of the book. Brett, the beautiful, English woman he adores, provides the glamour of his struggle to deal with the woman he loves and the pain of his injury, and their relationship. Lady Brett Ashley, the only woman in this novel is portrayed as an uncontrollable nymphomaniac who is breaking everyone's hearts, especially Jake's. Alcohol and post World War I events fuel the plot. Drinking and dancing in Paris cafes make the expatriate decide to leave for the Spanish town of Pamplona for the "wonderful nightmare" of a weeklong fiesta. Brett, with fianc and ex-lover Cohn, breaks hearts all around until she falls, briefly, for the handsome, teenage, bullfighter, Pedro Romero. "My God! He's a lovely boy," she tells Jake. "And how I would love to see him get into those clothes. He must use a shoe-horn." But what's most shocking about the book is its lean, adjective-free style. Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois, a conservative upper middle-class suburb of Chicago. Hemingway sailed to Europe in May 1918, as a volunteer ambulance driver for the Italian Red Cross during World War I. Within weeks, Hemingway suffered a serious injury from fragments of an exploding mortar shell on the Italian front. An event like this also left the chara...

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