The Sun Also Rises Essay | Male Insecurity

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Male Insecurity

Summary: Describes how male insecurity is presented throughout the novel, The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway. Analyzes the character Robert Cohn and describes his insecurities.
Everyone feels inferior or insecure sometimes. Some more than others but the fact is that most of the time, we show it throughout our actions. This is reflected in the novel The Sun Also Rises, where Ernest Hemingway presents the theme of male insecurity throughout the book by the actions and dialogues of three main characters: Robert Cohn, Mike and Jake.

Robert Cohn's insecure actions epitomize male insecurity. "He cared nothing for boxing, in fact he disliked it, but he learned it painfully and thoroughly to counteract the feeling of inferiority and shyness he had felt on being treated as a Jew at Princeton." The novel's narrator, Jake, suggests that Cohn feels inferior because he's a Jew and, protecting himself from this insecurity, he practices boxing to neutralize this feeling. Cohn never stands up for himself and he's always eager to fit into society and to be what...

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