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by Ernest Hemingway

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In Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, what is the code hero & its characteristics?

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A Hemingway code-hero is a macho Alpha-male, a guy who indulges in manly pursuits such as drinking, hunting, and watching bullfights. He is an active, outdoors kind of person—a doer, not a thinker. Jake Barnes is very much the archetypal Hemingway code-hero, although his machismo is somewhat compromised by both his impotence and Brett Ashley's assertiveness. (It's a toss-up as to which is the more threatening to his masculinity).Code-heroes are none too comfortable with the thought of strong, independent women like Brett; they much prefer the...

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The Hemingway Code Hero:

1. Exhibits grace under pressure. No matter how great the burden, the Hemingway hero never shows emotions or suffering.

2. Displays honor, courage, and endurance.

3. Is typically free-willed and an individualist.

4. The Hemingway hero dislikes the dark. It symbolises death and is a source of frear. The Hemingway hero will only show their fears in the dark.

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