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In the novel The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway uses the indefinite pronoun it to express the idea that simple insignificant words can show a surreptitious meaning that the reader may have been unaware of As the novel reaches the end Jake Barnes the main character states to his companion Lady Brett Ashley Isnt it pretty to think so The meaning behind the word it is presented to the reader in a form that requires some ingenuity to decipher the intent that Hemingway had on placing that word in that final line Throughout the course of the novel the word it is used constantly Hemingway uses this word sometimes to bridge a verb and a noun to form a sentence or he uses the word it to describe a special clandestine idea that can only be understood by carefully reading between the lines The meaning of it varies throughout the novel and takes on different forms depending on how each character uses the word to describe a certain idea action or motive The reader may make the assumption that Hemingway purposely added the word it into distinct scenes to make the novel more open to the readers interpretation rather then the authors idea of what should be happening in the novel hence the idea that there are many meanings to the word it Obviously the word it has an impact on the story presented in the novel however it shows a more vibrant presentation in the last line of the novel The reader may assume that Hemingway simply meant that in a dream state Lady Brett Ashley and Jake could remain together without any difficulties in their relationship and without any problems with impotency something that plagues Jakes everyday life On the other hand the reader may assume that Hemingway had established the word it to that final sentence in order to express the idea that although something in life cannot be achieved doesnt mean
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