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If fine literature functions primarily to provoke thought then Ernest Hemingways The Sun Also Rises summarizes a literary master piece Presented in an honest and straightforward writing style Hemingway reflects aspects of his own life and of the twentieth century He also succeeds in executing a sort of social commentary in The Sun Also Rises He speaks for a generation disillusioned with life but ultimately speaks to all humans concerning lifes meaning and purpose In comparison to other authors few write about their own personal experiences Hemingway portrays his own life experiences through the characters in his novels The Sun Also Rises reflects Hemingways experiences and beliefs Hemingway used a conscientious formula in the art of his novel He honestly worked within his own experiences and developed its possibilities His material was created from his experiences and many of his experiences reflected back on the various settings or times Hemingway patterns many of his characters after himself and he expresses himself through Jake Barnes He was a schooled expert in the arenas of war bullfighting Deep-sea fishing boxing big-game hunting and reckless extravagant living-experiences World Pg 1646 He reveals these arenas in the novel through the eyes of the narrator Jake Barnes Jake shares Hemingways characteristics and interests Jake a war veteran and a news writer like Hemingway enjoys fishing in Spain before the bullfights Once in Pamplona we see another similar interest of Hemingways Your friend is he aficionado too Montoya smiled at Bill Yes He came all the way from New York to see the San Fermines Yes Montoya politely disbelieved But hes not aficionado like youErnest Pg 131 Here Montoya describes Jake as an aficionado possessing some great admiration and passion for the lost art of bullfighting the same passion for bullfights as Hemingway As well as writing about his own experiences Hemingway wrote about the issues that concerned his generation The early twenties right after the first World War
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