Trauma in Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises
Author(s): Abrin Sattari and Khalilullah Tawhidyar
Abstract:The Sun Also Rises (1926) is a war novel and the debut novel of the American acclaimed novelist and the Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway that provides readers a window to the post war effects or impacts of trauma on the individual. Through the personal or individual trauma of the narrator Jake Barnes and the other main characters in the novel Hemingway portrays the post war trauma and its impacts of alienation, aimlessness, directionless of the Lost-Generation, as well as the loss of moral and traditional values. Therefore, the qualitative method is used in this study to critically analyze the novel under the framework of the trauma theory, in order to analyze and identify the trauma and its impact on the characters.