Book THE SUN ALSO RISES BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY...... why is jake so taken with boxing and bullfighting>???

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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.

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