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Title

Defusing Violence: Maneuvering Confrontation in The Sun Also Rises

Author

Rachel Willis

Document Type

Article

Citation

Willis, Rachel. “Defusing Violence: Maneuvering Confrontation in The Sun Also Rises.” James Dickey Review 29, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2012): 47-57.

Annotation

Masculinity study arguing that Jake forges a new masculine identity defying contemporary cultural ideals of violent manhood. Willis argues that Jake initially desires a masculine rival whom he can relate to and emulate, and thus considers the authoritatively masculine Romero rather than the more ‘feminine’ Cohn to be a suitable lover for Brett. Upon realizing that violence is destructive to manhood, Jake learns to defuse violent confrontations and thus successfully respond to Brett’s attempts to psychologically castrate him.

Published in

James Dickey Review

Volume

29

Issue

1

Date

2012

Pages

47-57

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