The Sun Also Rises By Ernest Hemingway Essay

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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway is an interesting book which erupts many different controversial topics. One of these topics is the female individual during the 1920’s. Female individuals during the 1920’s were seen as less than and people who stayed at home while cooking and cleaning. Brett, the main woman character of the novel, acted differently and was not the society’s version of females. Brett applies her independence in society. Following her independence, she is placed in this story to give the other male character’s purpose. Brett was a strong individual with self motivation and independence which largely impacted other character’s lives in the novel.
Society’s expectations of women during the 1920’s were for women to be of lower status in contrast to men. However, for Brett, this was not the case. Brett acted just like the reckless men in this novel. For example, she acted and dressed very masculine and had attributes such as short hair and men’s clothing. Not only that, but Brett also drank in large quantities of alcohol, sometimes even more than the men. She also smoked. Brett’s style was oddly seen as a sextual appeal for the men. “Brett was damned good-looking . . . and her hair was brushed back like a boy’s. She started all that. She was built with curves like the hull of a racing yacht, and you missed none of it with that wool jersey” (27). The way which both the masculine and feminine aspects of Brett is androgynous in many ways. Hemingway depicts…

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