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In “The Sun Also Rises,” Jake Barnes, the narrator of the novel, deals with the aftermath of the war by losing himself in the “meticulous details of life”. To him, how he spends his money and enjoying how he enjoys it is what matters to him now. He sums his it up when he says, “Enjoying living was learning to get your money’s worth and knowing when you had it.”
The character that resembles Jake the most in this philosophy of life is Count Mippipopolous. In a conversation with Jake he says:
“You see, Mr. Barnes, it is because I have lived very much that now I can enjoy everything so well. Don’t you find it like that?
Just like Jake, the Count knows how to enjoy the money he has, and that is what matters the most to the both of them.
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