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The Sun Also Rises

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Instead of God

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“I thought you weren’t going to ever talk about it.”
“How can I help it?”
“You’ll lose it if you talk about it.”
“I just talk around it. You know I feel rather damned good, Jake.”
“You should.”
“You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch.”
“Yes.”
“It’s sort of what we have instead of God.”
“Some people have God,” I said. “Quite a lot.” (Ch. XIX)

In the passage above, when Brett says she feels good about “deciding not to be a bitch,” she is referring to

A

her decision to go away with Pedro Romero.

B

her decision not to go away with the Count.

C

her decision to let Robert come to the fiesta.

D

her decision to go back to Mike.

E

her decision to break up with Pedro Romero.