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?The setting of `The Sun Also Rises` is Paris, following World War I, and its very busy social atmosphere where a lot of young people who had been greatly affected by the war were either unwilling or unable to return home.
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Therefore, there were many Americans there at the time of the novel?s setting. The main character is the narrator of the story, Jake. Everything is seen through his eyes.
`The main female character is Brett Ashley, who has the English title of ?Lady? following the second of her two failed marriages. She is a Lady in title, only, however. She is currently engaged to be married for a third time, this time to a character named Mike, but she is regularly seeing other men, as well.
`It is Jake, however, the protagonist, with whom Brett is truly in love – in her own strange and somewhat warped way. For Brett, being ?in love,? does not mean forming a commitment or entering into a lasting relationship. It also has nothing to do with family life, with motherhood or with being a decent spouse – all of which she openly despises. It simply means wanting to have a brief affair with someone. ?