Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Julia S. Hughes
As much as the characters themselves, the Hemingway Text grapples with the instability of modern gender relations, unsure of what how to function within this newly disillusioned existence. Jake Barnes, the protagonist of The Sun Also Rises, speaks to this overwhelming need to find news way of living: “I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it if you learned from what it was all about” (152). Repeatedly, these works struggle to reconcile the unmanned masculine figure, unable to fulfill the Code, with the New Woman, radical in her inherent transgression of traditional values.
Hughes, Julia S., "‘Nothing is Sure’: An Exploration of Post-War Gender Dynamics Through Hemingway’s Use of the Erotic Triangle" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 259.
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