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The Sun Also Rises In Ernest Hemingways The Sun Also Rises Jake Barnes is a lost man who wastes his life on drinking Towards the beginning of the book Robert Cohn asks Jake Dont you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and youre not taking advantage of it Do you realize that youve lived nearly half the time you have to live already Jake weakly answers Yes every once in a while They book focuses on the dissolution of the post-war generation and how they cannot find their place in life Jake is an example of a person who had the freedom to choose his place but chose poorly This point of Jakes life is centered on readjusting himself to normal life after World War I Jake is lost and doesnt know what to do He has a few friends with whom he goes and drinks and eats with but it seems at times that he doesnt enjoy this nor does he really like his friends Jake also at times seems to realize how bad his life is but then never regrets it He is in love with Brett Ashley but she is always with other people including Robert Cohn which makes Jake jealous This jealousy turns to anger when Jake gets into a fight with Robert and is then knocked out Jake relates to the other characters only superficially because he only looks at what he can get from them Jake wants Brett Ashley so that when he gets older hell have companionship Jake makes fun of Robert Cohn to make himself look better than he is by putting someone else down Jake also uses Bill Gorton just to keep himself busy and not get bored Near the end of the book Jake states Next morning I tipped every one a little too much at the hotel to make more friendsI did not
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