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In the novel The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway a reader is forced to decide weather the spite that the Jake has for Chon originates from Jakes racist background or his deeply seeded jealousy of Chon for having a brief affair with Brett Even though it is clear that Jake has racist views the hatred he has for his former friend Chon Chon is strictly based on the jealousy he feels towards Chon for the weekend he spent with Brett Jake goes in to great detail about Chons early lifeHe speaks highly and admiringly of Chon but in a condescending way A reader get her first hint on page one that Jake has some racist feelings toward Chon He speaks of how Chons nose was flattened in a boxing match and concluded the sentence with and it certainly improvedhis nose 11 This can be taken as a reference to the stereotypicalJew nose that is often associated with Jewish people Jake andChon are close friends and Jake likes him up to the point where he becomes involved with Brett Jake goes on and on about all of the relationship mistakes in Chons life There is an hint of jealousy that appears in Jakes tone He states that women began to become attracted to Chon as he got older and that it changed him so thathe was not so pleasant to have around 16 There is racism in Jakes tone but Jakes problem with Chon is is strictly one ofjealousy By this time Jake has already developed an extreme distastefor Chons endeavors with women but these feelings their peak when Chonand Lady Brett have a brief affair Jake having unconditional love for Brett blames the entire incident on Chon In turn Chon makes as point to rub it in Jakes face Jake says it was giving himpleasure to be able to talk with the understanding that I knew there was something between them 106 Jake
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