The Sun Also Rises: Heroism of Innocence, Heroism of a Fallen World
On Jake’s suitability as a hero in a modern world permeated by alienation, disillusionment, and fragmentation. Discusses the evolution of Jake’s personal code, including the reawakening of his spiritual values while fishing in Burguete and the tutelage provided by Pedro Romero. Lynn concludes that Jake’s taking responsibility for having betrayed his integrity and aficion values in Pamplona demonstrates his growth and development of a code to overcome defeat and combat the emptiness of life in the modern age.
The Hero’s Tale: Narrators in the Early Modern Novel