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In 1926 a man named Ernest Hemingway wrote a novel that illustrates the effects of war on the Lost Generation specifically on one man named Jake Barnes This novel is titled The Sun Also Rises The Lost Generation is a group of people left feeling emotionally isolated in society due to the effects of World War I Although most see the physical effects of the war the emotional effects left a greater void in the hearts of many This is what The Sun Also Rises deals with throughout its pages The narrator Jake Barnes is scarred both emotionally and physically by World War I He spends most of his life trying to repress his pain and fill the void he feels inside he does this in many different ways The first way Jake tries to fill the void inside of him is through a large consumption of alcohol He uses alcohol in order to repress the emotional distress he feels Jake receives an injury in World War I that leaves him impotent which is the main reason he has this overwhelming void in his soul His masculinity is taken and now he believes he is less of a person because of it This void is described by critic Mark Spilka when he says As Barnes now sees love itself is dead Spilka137 The painful discovery that something believed in by so many is gone causes Jake to question what is left to believe in This leaves him with a cold sense of uneasiness so instead of living with that harsh reality he drowns it away with alcohol Jakes friend Bill discusses Jakes state of mind with him to a point then instead of helping him work through his pain by perhaps discussing it further he tells him to have a drink Hemingway writes Bill Whats the matter Feel low Jake Low as hell Bill Have another absinthe Here waiter Another
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