A seventeen year old female does not even comprehend all the variables that come with love to gather a proper definition of love.
Next to enter the corral is a bull. He had received a wound from W. Throughout the novel he is looked down upon in one way or another, but already he is separated from the rest which is shown when he is being described: "He had a hard, Jewish, stubborn streak" p The desires for fulfillment drive the characters into dangerous psychological states which they try to make up for with excessiveness in the form of alcohol use and promiscuous behavior.
One character can't get away from the other because of the friendship they share. The clearest example is the impotency of the main character Jake Barnes.
Hemingway is known to focus his novels around code heroes who struggle with the mixture of their tragic faults and the surrounding environment Hope feeds the soul and is the fuel for love.
Another factor that plays a huge role of leaving love hopeless is alcohol. It is something that you have to see to understand. From her cropped hair to her penchant for partying, Lady Brett Ashley is more code hero-like than any of her fellow Something that is often brought to attention are the gender roles.