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Hemingway presents and illustrates the image and thoughts of the lost generation in his novel The Sun Also Rises The character Jake Barnes represents a man that has just come back from an unforgettable experience Jake ultimately represents a disillusioned man representative of the lost generation To begin with Hemingway at the beginning of the novel presents Jake as being a suave man that disbelieves in romanticism in his life Thus by utilizing characterization of a characters actions Hemingway establishes Jake Barnes as a realistic man who views the quest of romanticism absurd The reader sees this in the example of Cohns idea of taking a trip to South America Would you like to go to South America Jake he asked No Hemingway 17 Furthermore as the book progresses Hemingway gives Jake as drunken personality and his obnoxious behavior that he exhibits shows a broken man I had picked her up because of a vague sentimental idea that it would be nice to eat with some one It was a long time since I has dined with a poule and I had forgotten how dull it could be Hemingway 24 However whenever Jake interacts with Brett Ashley he loses his previous ideas of romanticism being absurd Since their previous relationship of being lovers had failed they now tried a relationships of being best friends As this new relationship develops Jake and Brett draw back when the other becomes too emotional The street was dark again and I kissed her Our lips were tight together and then she turned away and pressed against the corner of the seat as far away as she could get Her head was down Hemingway The reader thus concludes that Jake contains an internal conflict between his behavior around his friend Cohn and his friend Brett which he wants to further the relationship In spite of the characterization of actions used by Hemingway for Jake one must also consider the
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