Character Overview

(Novels for Students)

Character Overview
The Sun Also Rises is as much an extended character study as it is a novel—the story being...

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Jake Barnes

(Novels for Students)

The narrator of the story is Jake Barnes. Like his Biblical namesake Jacob, Jake has trouble sleeping because he wrestles nightly with his...

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Robert Cohn

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The novel opens with Robert Cohn, a mediocre writer and middleweight boxing champion at Princeton with a “hard, Jewish, stubborn streak.”...

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Other Characters

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A scene from The Sun Also Rises, starring Ava Gardner and Tyrone Power. Published by Gale Cengage

Lady Brett Ashley
Lady Brett Ashley best encapsulates the beauty of being “lost.” She represents the dead...

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