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10th Dec '16 7:59:52 PM libertydude
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* OnlySaneMan: Bill is the only one of the five main characters who doesn't have some sort of personal flaw that plagues him. Jake is [[CantHaveSex Ever impotent]], Brett [[SexForSolace sleeps around to feel whole]], Cohn constantly [[IJustWantToHaveFriends tries to win other people's approval]], and Mike often [[TheAlcoholic gets drunk to escape his financial woes]]. Bill might not be perfect, but he's nowhere near as dysfunctional as everybody else. Interestingly enough, he's the only one who's not an expatriate.

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* OnlySaneMan: Bill is the only one of the five main characters who doesn't have some sort of personal flaw that plagues him. Jake is [[CantHaveSex Ever [[CantHaveSexEver impotent]], Brett [[SexForSolace sleeps around to feel whole]], Cohn constantly [[IJustWantToHaveFriends tries to win other people's approval]], and Mike often [[TheAlcoholic gets drunk to escape his financial woes]]. Bill might not be perfect, but he's nowhere near as dysfunctional as everybody else. Interestingly enough, he's the only one who's not an expatriate.
10th Dec '16 7:59:07 PM libertydude
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* OnlySaneMan: Bill is the only one of the five main characters who doesn't have some sort of personal flaw that plagues him. Jake is [[CantHaveSex Ever impotent]], Brett [[SexForSolace sleeps around to feel whole]], Cohn constantly [[IJustWantToHaveFriends tries to win other people's approval]], and Mike often [[TheAlcoholic gets drunk to escape his financial woes]]. Bill might not be perfect, but he's nowhere near as dysfunctional as everybody else. Interestingly enough, he's the only one who's not an expatriate.
28th May '16 5:25:52 PM Naram-Sin
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* TorosYFlamenco: The TropeCodifier, at least in the US. If there is a work set in Spain (even more Pamplona), there is a high chance that it will reference Hemingway or ''The Sun Also Rises''.
11th Sep '15 7:13:47 AM XFllo
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* BreakfastClub: The book deconstructs this trope by featuring a close-knit group of expatriates including impotent UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veteran Jake, jaded ChristmasCake [[LadyDrunk party girl]] Brett, fall-down drunk Mike, and Cohn, a shy guy who just wants everyone to get along. All are dealing with their own problems and drama, some of them exacerbated rather than mollified by the other people in the group.

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* BreakfastClub: The book deconstructs this trope by featuring a close-knit group of expatriates including impotent UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veteran Jake, jaded ChristmasCake [[LadyDrunk party girl]] Brett, fall-down drunk Mike, and Cohn, a shy guy who just wants everyone to get along. All are dealing with their own problems and drama, some of them exacerbated rather than mollified by the other people in the group.
8th Aug '15 2:58:34 PM mlsmithca
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* CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces: Brett is rather curiously described as having "curves like the hull of a racing yacht", not the first object that may leap to mind when one thinks of conventionally attractive female forms, but she is clearly perceived as beautiful by the other characters.

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* CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces: Brett is rather curiously described as having "curves like the hull of a racing yacht", not the first object that may leap to mind when one thinks of conventionally attractive female forms, but she is clearly perceived as beautiful an example of MsFanservice by the other characters.



* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Brett can more than keep pace with the men around her when it comes to booze or sex.

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* GayParee: Book I is set here among the members of the "Lost Generation" who settled there after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The characters spend their evenings drinking and partying and doing what they can to avoid confronting their personal demons.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Brett can more than keep pace with the men around her when it comes to booze or sex.sex, although she's not as carefree as most examples of the trope, drinking instead to dull the pain of the psychological scars her abusive ex-husband inflicted on her.


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* PlatonicProstitution: Jake hires a prostitute, but since he CantHaveSexEver, he's just interested in having a conversation with her. He still pays her for her time.


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* RomanAClef: Jake is based on Creator/ErnestHemingway himself, while the other members of his social circle are based on fellow expatriates who lived in Paris at the same time as Hemingway and his wife Hadley in the 1920s. Cohn was based on Harold Loeb (a scion of the Guggenheim family on his mother's side), Frances on Loeb's friend Kitty Cannell, Brett on Mary Duff, Lady Twysden (a former member of the English aristocracy), Mike on Pat Guthrie, and Bill on both Donald Ogden Stewart and Bill Smith (a fellow writer and a fellow fishing enthusiast, respectively).


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* SexForSolace: This is one of the reasons Brett hops from bed to bed despite being engaged to Mike. She's been married twice already, neither one a happy marriage, and fears her age (34) catching up with her.
8th Aug '15 2:43:15 PM mlsmithca
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* BreakfastClub: The book deconstructs this trope by featuring a close-knit group of expatriates including impotent UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veteran Jake, jaded ChristmasCake [[LadyDrunk party girl]] Brett, fall-down drunk Mike, and Cohn, a shy guy who just wants everyone to get along. All are dealing with their own problems and drama, some of them exacerbated rather than mollified by the other people in the group.


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* CantHaveSexEver: Jake has been physically unable to perform since being injured in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, though the precise nature of his injury is left vague. This puts a damper on any possible relationship with Brett; though there is love between them, her main goal in a relationship is sex.


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* CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces: Brett is rather curiously described as having "curves like the hull of a racing yacht", not the first object that may leap to mind when one thinks of conventionally attractive female forms, but she is clearly perceived as beautiful by the other characters.
22nd Apr '15 10:14:45 PM WillBGood
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* OldMain:
** Brett is of certain age and not married. Subverted as she does not obsess about settling down, and she does have a fiance.

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* OldMain:
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** Brett is of a certain age and not married. Subverted as she does not obsess about settling down, and she does have a fiance.
21st Feb '15 5:33:16 AM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake:
** Subverted with Brett -- although she is not married, she does not obsess about settling down, and she does have a fiance.
** Played straight with Frances, who is leaning heavily on Cohn to marry her, having seen his literary magazine fail to take off as she had hoped and instead focusing on the notion that her fading looks mean she is running out of time to marry and settle down.


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* OldMain:
** Brett is of certain age and not married. Subverted as she does not obsess about settling down, and she does have a fiance.
** Frances, who is leaning heavily on Cohn to marry her, having seen his literary magazine fail to take off as she had hoped and instead focusing on the notion that her fading looks mean she is running out of time to marry and settle down.
11th Aug '14 11:00:30 AM mlsmithca
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* DysfunctionJunction: The expatriates are all psychological messes. Jake is tormented by the war wound that has left him sexually impotent and unable to give Brett, whom he loves, the only thing she really wants from a man. Brett's ex-husband, Lord Ashley, is implied to have abused her, prompting her to jump from bed to bed in search of fulfillment but never finding it. Cohn has spent his life trying too hard to be liked and simply gets on everyone's nerves instead. Mike has nothing even resembling financial stability in his past or future, and gets stinking drunk on a regular basis to help him forget this. Bill

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* DysfunctionJunction: The expatriates are all psychological messes. Jake is tormented by the war wound that has left him sexually impotent and unable to give Brett, whom he loves, the only thing she really wants from a man. Brett's ex-husband, Lord Ashley, is implied to have abused her, prompting her to jump from bed to bed in search of fulfillment but never finding it. Cohn has spent his life trying too hard to be liked and simply gets on everyone's nerves instead. Mike has nothing even resembling financial stability in his past or future, and gets stinking drunk on a regular basis to help him forget this. BillBill is the only member of the group to even approach functionality.
11th Aug '14 10:56:52 AM mlsmithca
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* BeastlyBloodsports: Much of Book II is spend at the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, the centrepiece of which is the running of the bulls and ensuing bullfighting. Hemingway goes into loving detail at the bullfights, several of which end with Pedro Romero killing the bulls, cutting off their ears, and presenting them to Brett as souvenirs.

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* BeastlyBloodsports: Much of Book II is spend spent at the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, the centrepiece of which is the running of the bulls and ensuing bullfighting. Hemingway goes into loving detail at the bullfights, several of which end with Pedro Romero killing the bulls, cutting off their ears, and presenting them to Brett as souvenirs.


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* NoodleIncident: Jake does not go into much detail about the war wound that has left him impotent, saying only that it is the sort of injury that seems funny to everyone except the injured person himself.
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