How is the setting of The Sun Also Rises symbolic?

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Gertrude Stein coined the phrase "The Lost Generation" and Hemingway portrays characters who are very much apart of this group. The lost generation felt disillusioned post WWI, and many fled to Europe to escape the facade of the american dream. Yet, they led very superficial lives. Drinking, travelling, forming no real attachments, this group believes they have left behind the hypocrisy of America, but still represent America whereever they go.

The title of the novel derives from Ecclesiastes, which all editions explain just below the epigraph by Gertrude Stein stating "You are all a lost generation." The fuller passage from Ecc. states "One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth forever...."  The totality of settings in the novel, each with...

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