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

1 Answer | Add Yours

e-martin's profile pic

e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted on

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.

We’ve answered 318,929 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question