"I Hated to Leave France": The Geography and Terrain of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises
Looks at the contrast between France and Spain in connection to Jake’s emotional wellbeing. Daiker traces Jake’s association of each geographical location with either pain and danger or tranquility and safety, concluding that Jake’s final taxi ride with Brett in Madrid signals his newfound power to end their destructive relationship. Endnotes point to further topics for discussion. Appendix outlines a lesson plan for breaking the novel into manageable chunks, coupled with reading questions for each section.