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    The Lost Generation is a term that poet Gertrude Stein used to describe the generation of men and women whose experiences in World War I undermined their beliefs in manhood, morality, justice, and love. Without these ideals to rely on, the Lost Generation lived an aimless existence characterized by apathy; they became morally and psychologically lost. In The Sun Also Rises, Jake and his group of friends are part of this Lost Generation, but some embody the traits more than others. Jake’s knowledge of the fruitlessness of the Lost Generation’s way of life differentiates him from his friends, but he is trapped in this lifestyle and is still subject to its faults. Jake’s friends are unsuspecting of their status in the Lost Generation, while…

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    time period to be labeled as the “Lost Generation.” This label is appropriate for the era between the two world wars because it encompasses the men and women who lost their life due of the war, those who returned home with physical, mental and emotional wounds, and those on the home front that lost their lives to disease. During the Great War, many lives were lost fighting the battle for peace among the contestants. The title…

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    During the 1920s their were so many important, and amazing things going on. One big example was World War One. In this war, served a group of people known as "The Lost Generation." The phrase "The Lost Generation" relates to a group of young writes and their World War One counter parts. They were known for volunteering or serving in World War One,all of them going to the top schools in the country, and all of them being a writer, poet, or novelist during the 1920s. In this group were Ernest…

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    In the novel The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, there a various amounts of ideas in which Hemingway displays the ideas of a sprigs person not showing that they do in fact need love. One example of that person is Jake. Gertrude Stein told a specific quote to Hemingway and it said "You are all a lost generation." Also, the people in connection to the lost generation can be said to not believe in being committed to a person. The lost generation is was said to be "the post-World War I…

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    According to the Oxford Companion to American Literature, Lost Generation is "the name applied to the disillusioned intellectuals and aesthetes of the years following the First World War, who rebelled against former ideals and values, but could replace them only by despair or a cynical hedonism" (Hart, 1995, p.390). Gertrude Stein was the critic who gave them that name which later on will be used by Hemingway as a preface to his novel The Sun Also Rises. Most of these writers, who were members…

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    The Sun Also Rises

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    We call the generation of youth in the 1920s The Lost Generation. Oh Faulkner, Hemmingway, and Fitzgerald we call them lost because of their questions about manhood. It’s said that because of their questions, but was their generation really all that unique? This current generation has questions, no they aren’t questions about manhood, but questions about what social interaction really is, and what will it mean in our lives. In Ernest Hemmingway’s novel, The Sun Also Rises, Hemmingway shows how…

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    Ryerson University The Sun Also Rises: The Lost Generation and Masculine Identity Taylor Vagenas 500650873 ENG 624-011 Thomas Heise November 27 2015 Throughout the 20th century, modernist writers focused their literature on the social and political change that was occurring at that time. There was a constant push and pull transpiring between order and the disorder of the world. This created a distinction in society between an insider and an outsider. After World War I had ended,…

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    In the work of Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises, the agonies of the generation that came after World War I, known as the "lost generation", are presented in different perspectives because of the variety of problems of the characters. The novel talks about a group of young people, mostly American that reside in Paris, who decide to travel to Navarra to fish, know the San Fermin festival and to attend bull fights. Two writers, a journalist, an English lady, and a ruined aristocrat establish a…

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    He married his first wife shortly after the end of the war and moved to Paris. This is when he was exposed to the whole isolationism from the world that many young people of war were facing. Just like the other Lost writers, he was tired and felt a irrelevancy from the old, traditional form of writing. Tired of this, he developed a new style and form or writing. In this new style he was sparse in language, broke away from traditional narration, and did not follow the traditional flowery…

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    The Jazz Age in the 1920s was filled with many different aspects that morphed the United States into a more modern and advanced country. One of the most impressive parts of the Roaring Twenties and the Jazz Age was the new style of literature being published. The literary modernism, which developed in the 1910s and 1920s, was built on the foundations of realism and impressionism of authors like William Dean Howells and Sherwood Anderson.1 These more modern authors that emerged in the 1920s,…

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