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The After Effects of the War in The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemmingway was an intellectual writer who used characters setting and action in the novel The Sun Also Rises to convey many themes He is also known to be a writer about the World War I time period Thus World War I has affected each of the characters in the novel in one-way or another The war serves to haunt many of the characters and is the source of great pain in the book Two characters that are specifically affected by the war are Jake and Brett The reader can gain a view of some of the detriment that occurred during the war by analyzing these two characters Even though the reader knows little detail about the characters lives it is for certain that each was affected by the war on some level Jake for instance is known to be sick 34 Jakes lack of masculinity causes him difficulties in coping with his love for Brett Brett is physically driven and even though she loves Jake she knows she would never be satisfied with him She claims that she turns to jelly when he touches her and later exclaims that she couldnt live quietly in the countrywith her own true love 34 62 Jake is forced to deal with Bretts decision about their relationship because she is determined to have it that way Beyond his sexual problem Jake may also have a weakened ego from the war World War I was fought in trenches thus not many men had the chance to stand out and be heroes Each of them was forced to fight as a group and share any glory that may be acquired This led many men to question their purpose in the war and in the general overview of life Thus when fronted with the rejection of a true love Jake was at loss He questioned whether or not it
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