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Arena del Toros When an event that incorporates life death and serious emotions occurs it is bound to parallel several other facets of life One of the few events in life that can thoroughly present life and death in a graphic and public manner is the bullfight Ernest Hemingway seems rather attached to the bullfight as it becomes a central symbol in The Sun Also Rises Hemingways rugged individualism is shown throughout the novel and can be seen represented in the bullfight The economy of motion in a good bullfight is a parallel to monetary economy While betrayal is not directly related to a bullfight the fight allows for the characters in The Sun Also Rises to betray love A bullfight may be the best example to prove the futility of life In The Sun Also Rises Hemingway relies heavily on the bullfight to represent and enhance major aspects of life The individualistic life that most characters lead in Hemingways novels is represented in many ways In The Sun Also Rises Individualism is represented by sports boxing tennis fishing and more importantly by the bullfight The element of the bullfight serves to show the ultimate of individual triumphs There is only one man in a bullfight it is a battle between that one man and the bull While tennis and boxing could stand alone as metaphors for independence the bullfight acts as a foil to enhance the concept of solitude Throughout the book allusions to economy abound The number of words used in telegrams is a prominent example of ones efficiency Jake is an economical person and thus he is a great admirer of the bullfight When Jake speaks of being economical with his money he is 2 talking more abstractly about other kinds of economy - the economy of motion in a good bullfight for exampleMagill 1599 Jake can truly appreciate a real matador he can respect how close Romero always worked
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