the sun also riseshow does hemingway employ the ritual of the bullfighting in the novel?  

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Bull fighting works on a few levels in the novel. One significance of the bull fighting is the ritual nature of the sport and the rigid culture of the sport. Dignity and self-denial are large part of the sport, as it is presented in the text. These are qualities that characterize Jake through much of the novel as well, sometimes aspirationally.