Essay about The Sun Also Rises Book Report

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The Sun Also Rises: Long Form
I. The Author
The Author of this novel is Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 and died on July 2, 1961. He was an American author and journalist, which relates to the book because in The Sun Also Rises the protagonist, Jake Barnes, is a journalist. He was also an ambulance driver in World War I which ties in with the book as well because Jake was a World War I veteran. Another thing that ties in the book from his personal life is that he was wounded, and in the novel as well he is wounded and that is how he had met Brett when she was taking care of Jake because he had gotten hurt during the war.
II. Form, Structure, and Plot
The novel throughout is organized in a chronological order, and
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Then Jake and Bill go on a fishing trip because Robert left them to go with Brett and Mike. They stay there for about a week then go back to Spain and are part of the fiesta and watch the bullfights. Then Brett is attracted by Romero a bullfighter and is introduced and starts talking to him. Then Mike, Bill, and Jake split up and go to a café. Then Robert comes and is trying to find out where Brett is and then Jake says they are on their honeymoon, so then Robert punches him. After that, basically the fiesta and bullfights are over and everyone is going back home, but Jake decides to stay and have some alone time, but then receives a letter from Brett to meet her. They then have lunch and after that finally she admits that she can actually have a good time with him.
Throughout the essay I could find foreshadowing because of the events that happened such as every time Brett was looking for Jake there was going to be trouble or the bulls behavior is how it made them act later on.
III. Point of View
The narrative was told from the first person point of view and Jake, the protagonist, was the one narrating, although at times it switched to second person as well. Through the first person point of view Hemingway can have the reader see what Jake is thinking in between dialogues or any change in setting that is occurring. Also, it could help the reader better understand the events happening.
IV. Character
Jake Barnes: he is the protagonist of

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