The Sun Also Rises Questions and Answers
by Ernest Hemingway

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What is the significance of the title of The Sun Also Rises?

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The title of this book, Hemmingway's first, actually comes from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible, Chapter 1 verse 5, which reads as follows:

The sun also rises, and also goes down, then proceeds to the place where it rose.

Although this reference is not mentioned anywhere explicitly in the book itself, the title draws the reader's attention to the theme of cycles in the story. Symbolically, the title is also very optimistic, as it observes that no matter what happens today, and no matter what tragedy or mistakes are made by the characters, there is hope for a...

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