Ernest Hemingway | Critical Essay by Kathleen L. Nichols

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Ernest Hemingway.
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Critical Essay by Kathleen L. Nichols

Until recently, most interpretations of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises have been based on the assumption that the plot reveals no linear progression, but is circular in form. Although critics such as Philip Young have tried to transform this seeming defect into a virtue by suggesting the inseparability of form from content, the recent trend in Hemingway criticism is to reject (as Hemingway himself did) the necessary corollary to this view—that Jake Barnes and his "lost generation" are static characters, incapable of learning and profiting from experience. (p. 321)

Such interpretations still miss Hemingway's subtle development of an ordered and logical sequence of action based on essential and positive changes in Jake's character during the central scenes at Pamplona. In fact, the development of tensions which leads up to [the] central scenes of self-examination and change of...

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This section contains 2,467 words
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