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How role of Jakes, as the narrator, informs his character - Interpreting Natives, Abbort Porter

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  1. Abbotts defines interpretation as a compound of ideas and judgment
  2. Typically, the main events in forming the character of Jake starts even before the action of the novel
  3. The narration of Jake is largely characterized by aspects like subtlety as well as implication
  4. Further, it can be seen from the novel that the physical malady of Jake has physical consequences that are rather profound. In this regard, Jake appears to be a bit insecure regarding his masculinity
  5. In various ways, Jake can be considered to be a typical member of the "lost generation"
  6. A part of the character of Jake seems to represent the Lost Generation

Abbotts defines interpretation as a compound of ideas and judgment. In an attempt to understand the idea of Abbotts of an implied author as well as his narrating ideas, this paper discusses the way the role of Jakes as the narrator informs his character. The paper also brings out what he reveals about himself, specifically concerning this role.

[...] "Chapter Interpreting Naratives." Abbott, H. Porter. The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 77-93. Print. Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises. Scribner's Print. [...]


[...] Further, it can be seen from the novel that the physical malady of Jake has physical consequences that are rather profound. In this regard, Jake appears to be a bit insecure regarding his masculinity. He cannot speak about this problem, but his actions implies this assertion. In essence, the refusal of Brett to be committed in relationship with Jake seems to compound this problem. In fact, Brett is Jake's love of his life (Hemingway). He suggests that Brett does not want to be committed since the relationship would imply that Brett has to give up sexual intercourse. [...]

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