The Sun Also Rises Book II, Chapter 17 Summary and Analysis

Ernest Hemingway

Book II, Chapter 17 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Charlie Blackman: Edna’s friend from Chicago; just mentioned in the story

Vincente Girones: a 28-year-old man who is gored and killed by a bull

Summary
Jake finds Mike, Bill, and Edna outside a bar. They tell him they were thrown out when they got really drunk. They were in a fight with Englishmen and got rowdy.

They go to a cafe for a drink. Robert comes and asks where Brett is. Jake tries to put him off, but Robert persists. He panics when Jake refuses to tell him; then Mike says Brett has gone off with Romero. Robert gets angry and calls Jake a pimp. Jake swings at Robert, who ducks before hitting Jake. He tries to get up but...

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