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The Sun Also Rises

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Starting with Robert Cohn

SUNRISE-HYNEON

Why does the novel begin with such a detailed introduction to Robert Cohn?

A

Robert is the protagonist of the novel, and Jake is the antagonist.

B

Robert is a foil that allows Hemingway to emphasize elements of Jake's character.

C

As Jake’s primary ally, Robert serves an important role in the development of the plot.

D

Because Jake confides in Robert, Hemingway is able to use him as a method of revealing Jake’s inner thoughts.

E

It is important for the reader to understand Robert’s childhood traumas so that his later behavior makes sense.