Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Page 1 - 3
Author(s) :
Shadi Mandani *1
1 M.A Student of English Literature and Language at Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran

Abstract :
Ernest Hemingway’s renowned novel The Sun Also Rises is mainly dedicated to demonstrate the lives of Lost Generation, the lost souls of expatriates in the post-war era. The current paper aims as studying the characters of the novel regarding their gender identification based on Judith Butler’s ideas of performativity and gender/sex consolidation. The two main characters of the novels are discussed in terms of their conformity or resistance towards their gender roles. Being to a great extent detached from their pre-defined sexual and gender roles, these characters are believed to be devoid of a conventional gender identity that chords with the eccentric and queer spirit of the post-war era.

Keywords :
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises, Judith Butler, Performativity.

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