Presentation on theme: "The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL
2 Backdrop for the novel Lost Generation Expatriates Aimlessness and search for purposeDrinking, fighting, traveling, relationshipsParisHemingway’s life experiences
3 Character Overview Narrator: Jake Barnes Fought in WWI; Returns physically injured; Journalist in ParisPhysical Injuries result in emotional insecuritiesRobert Cohn: Friend of Jake BarnesInsecure while at Princeton; Controlled by women; Did not fight in WWI
4 Character OverviewBrett Ashley: Woman who loves the company of men, but finds little fulfillment in her sexual exploits – loves Jake but cannot commit to himBill Gorton: True, authentic friendship with Jake – Uses humor to cope with post war emotionsMike Campbell: Drunk, bankrupt war veteran; Insecure about Brett’s infidelity toward him
5 Character OverviewCount Mippipopolous: Veteran of seven wars; wealthy Greek; foil for the younger aimlessly living Lost GenerationGeorgette: Prostitute Jakes picks upFrances Clyne: Cohn’s manipulative girlfriend
6 Character OverviewPedro Romero: Passion for bullfighting; Matador in Spain during fiesta; foil for those of the lost generation
7 Chapter 1 - Focus on Robert Cohn Questions to ask:Why does Jake start the narrative focusing entirely on Cohn?How does Jake initially depict Cohn?Can the reader ascertain anything about Jake at this point?
8 The Components of CohnDepicted initially a Jew who took up boxing to defend himself.Appears to be controlled by his girlfriend, Frances.Did not fight in WWI. Spent that time at Princeton.“He learned [boxing] to counteract the feeling of inferiority…at Princeton” (11).“He was married by the first girl who was nice to him” (12).“I rather liked him and evidently she led him quite a life” (15).
9 To consider in Chapter 2…. 1. What is significant about Cohn wanting to go to South American because he read about it in a book?2. What differences do you notice between Jake and Cohn, and how they view life?3. As you get inured to Hemingway’s style, can you explain Cohn’s short dialogue on the last page of the chapter?