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Many characters often change throughout the story In Ernest Hemingways The Sun Also Rises one character changes tremendously Jake Barnes the narrator and protagonist is a veteran of World War I who was left impotent In The Sun Also Rises Jake Barnes portrayed characteristics of The Lost Generation The Lost Generation was born between 1883-1900 when America was changing drastically Upon the return of soldiers from World War I like Jake Barnes American lifestyle was also altered The Lost Generation was lost in that the values of its members were being taught didnt fit the reality of life after World War I Characteristics of this Lost Generation included youthful idealism often had love affairs drank a lot lived in Paris and sought the meaning of life Jake Barnes portrays many of these characteristics for example lived in Paris sought the meaning of life and drank a lot None of the character in The Sun Also Rises experienced war like Jake did or the struggles he went through Jakes emasculating would is such an effective symbol because it helps him keep his morals Jake Barnes the protagonist and narrator loves Lady Brett Ashley but knows he can never physically be with her Throughout the novel its shown that he truly loves Lady Brett Ashley and wants to be loved by her Jake tries to get over the war by drinking and fishing Jake however drinks less when he is fishing Quote when Jake and Bill are in Burgete Jake Barnes changes tremendously throughout the novel and can also be referred to as a dynamic character A dynamic character is a literary or dramatic character that undergoes an important inner change as a change in personality or attitude Jake Barnes can definitely be referred to as this because he changes at the end Throughout the entire novel Jake wanted a relationship with Lady Brett Ashley
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