Its pretty to think so

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its pretty to think so

Quote by Ernest Hemingway: “Isnt it pretty to think so.”

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By the time the manuscript went to the printer, it had been altered again, to the sharp and sad and perfectly balanced “Isn't it pretty to think so?”.

Isn't It Pretty To Think So?

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Down-stairs we came out through the first-floor dining-room to the street. A waiter went for a taxi. It was hot and bright. Up the street was a little square with trees and grass where there were taxis parked. A taxi came up the street, the waiter hanging out at the side. I tipped him and told the driver where to drive, and got in beside Brett.

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The context puts the protagonist, Jake, in a position of not being able to have sex. This, in turn, makes his possible relationship with a woman, Brett, impossible to have.

I In the fall of , I took a class in my freshman year at Wagner College that changed my life for a variety of reasons. For one thing, I met a shy young lady in a Richard Marx t-shirt, who would eventually become one of the dearest friends of my life. Or was until she kills me for announcing she was wearing a Richard Marx t-shirt. But also, before that creative class at Wagner, I really hated school — up until I graduated from high school. I was that bad combo of both shy but a wise ass.

There are signs of other felicitous decisions. And Hemingway settled on a perfect final line. Early drafts of the book are well known to scholars, and are available at the Hemingway Collection, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, in Boston. Later, Hemingway opted for a more straightforward, chronological order, introducing the American expats Jake, Brett, and Robert Cohn in Paris, before they travel to Spain. Her name is Lady Ashley and when the story begins she is living in Paris and it is Spring. That should be a good setting for a romantic but highly moral story.

Source: The Sun Also Rises. Author: Ernest Hemingway. Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.

1 thoughts on “Quote by Ernest Hemingway: “Isnt it pretty to think so.”

  1. “Isn't it pretty to think so?” These are the final lines of the novel, presenting Brett and Jake's final dialogue, spoken in a taxi at the end of Chapter XIX. Jake has.

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