Now I understand.
Now I understand why Ernest Hemingway is considered one of the great American authors.
The Sun Also Rises is beautiful illustrative of the Lost Generation and the morality shifts of a post-World War I world. Though I still struggle with Hemingway’s rambling prose, I enjoyed this allusion to key character points and use of bullfighting as a powerful symbol. Not going to lie, there were enough layers to this book that I had to pull up Sparknotes to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
Outside of being an awesome piece of literature, the story is entertaining. Who doesn’t love a good love triangle and fist fight?! The main character Jake is wonderfully tragic and you truly do root for him.