The Sun Also Rises Vs. Decline And Fall

The Sun Also Rises Vs. Decline And Fall

Though Ernest Hemingways The Sun Also Rises, and Evelyn Waughs Decline and Fall are written by two different authors, they share similar content and themes. In The Sun Also Rises, Brett desires Jake but cannot commit as a result of Jakes impotence. Similarly, in Decline and Fall, Margot cannot commit to Paul because of his time in jail. Both men seem to be infatuated with someone who does not share the same interests in their relationship. These relationships are hollow, showing no emotion and are only based on sex.
In The Sun Also Rises, Brett claims she does not want to get involved with Jake, yet the underlying truth is more evident through her actions. While driving around the city, Brett and Jake have a deep discussion about their relationship. Brett says, “Dont touch me” (25). However, when Jake asks if she loves him, she responds, “Love you I simply turn all to jelly when you touch me”(26). Their conversation becomes ironic when Brett says, “When I think of all the hell Ive put chaps through. Im paying for it now” (26). After hurting so many men, who she could not love, she is now being hurt by someone who

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