The Sun Also Rises Essay | Impressions of Robert Cohn in "The Sun Also Rises"

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Impressions of Robert Cohn in "The Sun Also Rises"

Summary: The character of Robert Cohn in "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway serves as a contrast to the main character of Jake. Robert lives in a type of fantasy world in which impulses and living in the past are more important than using his common sense and experience to make decisions in his life.
Robert Cohn, the previous middleweight boxing champion at Princeton, struggles to fit in with the other expatriates in Paris. All his life he has felt like he has been rejected by others because of his Jewish culture, and even after graduating from college and moving to France, he still feels resentment at being discriminated against (10). Often he tries too hard to be respected by Jake's group of friends and comes off as trying to seem superior, furthering others' dislike of him. Unlike Jake Barnes, Mike Campbell, and Brett, Cohn never participated in World War I, and he holds on to an outdated system of ideals that seems inappropriate after the horrors witnessed during the war.

Though he is the first character to appear in The Sun Also Rises, Robert Cohn is not the novel's hero; instead, he serves to contrast with...

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