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Rancidness, pain, and confusion : Brett Ashley and the lack of resolution in The Sun Also Rises

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dc.contributor.advisor Ransom, James Morrison, Laurie L. en_US 2007-02-28T20:24:57Z 2007-02-28T20:24:57Z 2003 en_US
dc.description.abstract In my thesis, I consider common critical readings of The Sun Also Rises, which attribute a sense of resolution and catharsis to the novel's ending and, in the process, propound a reductive reading of Lady Brett Ashley as a villain whom Jake Barnes finally banishes. I suggest that then ending does not provide resolution but, instead, reflects Jake's still-conflicted recognition that a union with Brett is impossible, and I assert that Hemingway is depicting a historical moment, right after World War I, of transition and crisis in gender relations. I claim, moreover, that Brett is a crucial and even admirable character, because of her vitality and her willingness to explore a transitional moment in gender connections and to actively perform interesting gender roles. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of English en_US
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dc.subject.lcsh Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Sun also rises
dc.subject.lcsh Ashley, Brett (Fictitious character)
dc.subject.lcsh Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.title Rancidness, pain, and confusion : Brett Ashley and the lack of resolution in The Sun Also Rises en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en_US
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