The Sun Also Rises Summary

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The article that I have read is “Don’t Get Drunk, Jake”: Drinking, Drunkenness, and Sobriety in The Sun Also Rises by Donald A. Daiker. This article is mainly about claiming that Jake is not drunk as the whole meaning of the novel is seems that Jake wants to achieve his sobriety rather than to get drunk. He also proves that Jake is trying to achieve sobriety in his life based on the amount of alcohol that he had consumed, his drunkenness level and also his intention of consuming alcohol is more towards getting a state of composure in his life instead of just to get drunk without any intention. In my opinion, I agree with the writer statement about Jake didn’t gets drunk because he wants to achieve his sobriety after he has experienced a bad …show more content…
As we refer to when Jake drank the “much too much brandy” (146,149) in Pamplona, we can see that his main reason to drink is because he wants to express his disappointment towards Brett leaving Pamplona with Romero at the end of the fiesta. Jake who is deeply in love towards Brett, is actually impotence and couldn’t fulfil Brett’s sexual desire. He thinks that it is the best to be in state of inebriation by consuming as much alcohol that he could as he wants to achieve his sobriety and run away from his life problems. This is the human nature to react with their life problems by consuming alcohol and the interpretation of the ‘drunk’ meaning here is drunk as to run away from the problems that we have in life. If we refer the word ‘drunk’ shows the sign of unconsciousness of a person towards himself and surrounding. People tend to get drunk as they want to forget about their problems. This is what Jake is doing based on the scene that I have stated …show more content…
It was a Château Margaux. It was pleasant to be drinking slowly and to be tasting the wine and to be drinking alone. A bottle of wine was good company” (19.14), we can see a different perspective of inebriation that Jake try to have here. Jake went back to the bar after the fiesta without any company with him just as he wants to be relax and also to achieve his sobriety. He purposely consumed the alcohol just to get drunk. If we refer to the word “wine”, it indicates that he just wants a moderate and relaxing situation of inebriation as he wants to enjoy the night by himself. This part reveals Jake real character as we know that getting drunk is one of the human nature, but, it differs according to different type of people. In this story, Jake is a cool, impotent and unaggressive person and the way he gets drunk will be different compare to other character such as Cohn, Bill and Mike. His friends will most likely end up doing a sex with a woman as if they are drunk but this is not for Jake. In this case, I see that Jake is drunk but the way we say Jake is drunk is completely different compared to all of his

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