Ernest Hemingway - "The Lost Generation"



Ernest Hemingway is a renowned American author of the Twentieth century who
centers his novels around personal experiences and affections. He is one
of the authors named "The Lost Generation." He could not cope with post-war
America, and therefore he introduced a new type of character in writing
called the "code hero". Hemingway is known to focus his novels around code
heroes who struggle with the mixture of their tragic faults and the
surrounding environment. Traits of a typical Hemingway Code Hero are a
love of good times, stimulating surroundings, and strict moral rules,
including honesty. The Code Hero always exhibits some form of a physical
wound that serves as his tragic flaw ...

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his love with Lady Brett Ashley. Emotional suffering can take
its toll on the Code Hero as it did with Jake Barnes. Despite the deep
love between Jake and Lady Brett, Jake is forced to keep the relationship
strictly platonic and stand watch as different men float in and out of Lady
Ashley's life and bed. No one other than Jake and Brett themselves ever
learn the complexity of their relationship because Jake's hopeless love for
Brett and the agony it entails are restricted to scenes known to themselves
alone. Therefore, Jake suffers in silence because he has learned to trust
and rely only upon himself, which is conducive to the Hemingway Code as
well.

Jake is an American who travels to Europe to satiate his appetite for
exotic landscapes and to escape his pain. Jake tries to live his life to
the fullest with drinking, partying, and sporting with friends. With these
pastimes, Jake hopes to hide from his fault and get on with the life he has
been made to suffer. ...

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