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Tim Flynn English 3 Honors Comparative Essay Period 8 Though both The Sun Also Rises and The Great Gatsby present characters that confront the disillusionment of the Lost Generation, Hemingway and Fitzgerald, in their respective works, create main characters whose behaviors contrast each other significantly. While both authors shared the sentiment of detachment and cynicism that accompanied the post war era of the 1920's, the way in which the main characters in these individual novels approach such mind-sets is of great and considerable difference. Direct contrasts of behavior between Jake Barnes and Nick Carraway lie in the sincerity of their respective relationships, their attitudes on escapism and alcohol, and their interactions with women. The way in which Barnes and Carraway behave in their respective relationships exhibits the great contrast between them. Of all the friendships and romances in both novels, Carraway is the only individual to perpetuate a bond (in his case with Gatsby) that is sincere and without pretext or judgment. Nick genuinely admires Gatsby despite his faults caused by the pursuit of his tragic dream; Nick views the friendship as "an extraordinary gift for hope" (6). Though it is Nick's being "privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men..." (5), that allows his friendship with Gatsby to flourish, no prevarication upon that relationship exists because Nick is " inclined to reserve all judgments" (5), a trait not inherent in Hemingway's Jake Barnes.
The Sun Also Rises Themes & Motifs
(I have edited your query since only one question per posting is allowed at eNotes.)Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also RisesÂ tells the story about a group of Americans--members of The Lost...