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Alcoholism and Escapism in Hemingway’s the Sun Also Rises

Author ZuoWenBo
Tutor LiWeiPing
School Shanghai International Studies University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Alcoholism Escapism Lost Generation The Sun Also Rises
Type Master's thesis
Year 2007
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\By Jack Barnes as the representative of a group of American immigrants living fragment record in Paris , Hemingway reveals the ravages of war , and by the nihilistic threat to human survival in the ruins of state . This paper focuses on alcohol abuse in the immigration and escape tendencies, aims to identify the link between the two , and both with \Alcoholism is caused by trauma , dependence on alcohol has increased over the trauma , formed between the vicious cycle will firmly entangle the Lost Generation , unable to extricate themselves . However , alcohol is a sign of sex of the Lost Generation , fathers used to express defiance and contempt . A war of soldiers both manufacturing and the parents of the victims of the war , and the destroyer of traditional values ??, they took a rebellious attitude , to all pretense , hypocrisy, and an anachronism challenges . \Ability to grasp a good amount of alcohol , so that self-control is to test whether a person of integrity , whether self-regulation standards . Alcoholism is a multiple of the meaning of the Lost Generation . Lost Generation rebellious generation , was born in the old days , so the old era left a strong mark and trauma to make them unbearable . The escape is an effective way of self-protection . Historically speaking , the escapism deeply rooted in the American culture consciousness , but the escapism of the Lost Generation had its own uniqueness . This paper attempts to explore the profound meaning of alcoholism and escapism . In addition to the Introduction and conclusion , this article is divided into three chapters . The Introduction section outlines the creative processes , themes and literary value . The first chapter is the introduction of the historical background of alcoholism and escapism , and of the life and world view ; second chapter is divided into four sections , to discuss the multiple meanings of alcohol ; Chapter through in-depth analysis of the novel three characters , explore the specific connotation of escapism in the specific period . Finally, the conclusions of this thesis .

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