The narrator is Jake Barnes, who goes into details about the adventures of serveral of his expatriate friends including Robert Cohn. Jake is a veteran of World War I who now works as a journalist in Paris. is a rich Jewish writer who lives in Paris with girlfriend, Frances Clyne.
The Sun also rises appears to emphasize the lost generation after World War I. World War I left many no longer turning towards traditional beliefs of morality, faith, and justice. instead they started to turn to a life of debauchery focusing in on drug and alcohol abuse, partying, and living in excess with very little moderation or self control. The majority of this book details the friends wondering aimlessly with no focus or control on their excesses.
This book drags on and on emphasizing the aimlessness the lost generation of those affected by World War I