Book THE SUN ALSO RISES BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY...... why is jake so taken with boxing and bullfighting>???
- mr_ljdavidLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
because it's MANLY! You're dealing with a character who lost his manhood in the war, and he needs to show his manhood as best as he can.
Also Hemingway was really into manly stuff like that.
- 1 decade ago
Well, we know that Jake has a sexual problem. Maybe his obsession with agressive/violent sport is a way to compensate for his physical impotence.
Hemingway was combative, some say homophobic in his interactions- maybe the two men (Hemingway and Jake) have some deep-down issues with sexuality.