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"A hell of a good guy": Homosocial Desire and Ethnicity in The Sun Also Rises
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The focus of this essay is to investigate homosociality in terms of ethnicity in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises. The main method used in the investigative analysis is close reading of the novel, and the essay relates this close reading to theories expressed in a number of critical essays and articles regarding the novel itself and other subjects relevant to the analysis. Furthermore, the relationships between the main character and other male characters are compared. The main findings of this essay are that homosociality is a central theme in Hemingway's novel and that homosocial desire often decides how the main character Jake Barnes reacts to the statements and actions of other characters. Furthermore, the amount of homosocial desire aimed at one character is most often decided by the ethnicity of that character.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Hemingway, homosocial desire, ethnicity
National Category
Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32540OAI: diva2:699590
Available from: 2014-03-04 Created: 2014-02-28 Last updated: 2014-03-04Bibliographically approved

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