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Personalities are very diverse throughout this novel but theres always some characters in the novel that catch us more and thats why I decided to highlight Jakes personality more than any other characters in this novel Jakes personality has inspired me since I started reading this amazing novel However not only Jakes personality has inspired me also the other characters had amazed me as well Jake is wounded while being a soldier in World War I Even though he does not say it so straight there are moments in the novel when he implies that as a result of his injury in World War I he has lost the ability to have sex Part of Jakes character represents the Lost Generation the generation of men and women whose experiences in World War I damaged their belief in morality justice and love and its unfortunate position he wanders through Paris going from bar to bar and drinking a lot at each his life filled with aimless dissolution He demonstrates the capacity to be extremely cruel especially toward Cohn His insecurities about his masculinity are typical of the anxieties that many members of the Lost Generation felt After being a soldier in whatever War is something that only those warriors can described and tell us about thats why Jake is showing and acting like that throughout the novel However though Jake does perceive the problems in his life he seems either unwilling or unable to remedy them Though he understands the problem of the Lost Generation he remains trapped within it The other character that calls my attention was Brett independent and strong woman She exerts great power over the men around her as her beauty and charisma seem to charm everyone she meets She frequently complains to Jake about how miserable she is her life claiming is purposeless and unsettled Her wandering from relationship to relationship parallels Jake and his friends wandering from bar to bar
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