Author(s): Muhsin YANAR
During the first postwar period (WWI), people have been left aside in disillusionment, uncertainty, and disbelief since the disastrous war has made people think that the world they live in can no longer correspond to their continual notions and values. This created a sort of ‘lost generation’ who has picked up the idea that the postwar world is topsy-turvy and lacks stability to settle down and to work things out. Hemingway in The Sun Also Rises narrates the postwar world with such characters as Jake Barnes, Robert Gohn, Mike Campbell, Bill Gorton, Brett Ashley, and Pedro Romero. With this in mind, this paper, considering the pre- and postwar world phenomena will focus on the process of inertia and identity confusion of these characters in the course of their lives.