It is often said that we are a product of our environment. Circumstances and experiences shape and mold us. I have found that there are many similarities between the changing universe to which Alice becomes subject and the Lost Generation universe of Hemingway's characters. Both settings prove to be important in the shaping of the characters. Their surrounding and circumstances change them. They lose their innocence and become something new. I want to focus on how the respective settings of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and "The Sun Also Rises' lead to loss of innocence and a questions of identity.
As Alice learns more and more about the nature of the world in which she lives, the characters in 'The Sun Also Rises' indeed are subject to a changing world in which common ideas of gender roles and identity are challenged.
So far, I have something like:
The changing circumstances of the world in which the characters of "The Sun Also Rises" live effect their own perceptions of their identity and gender roles. Likewise, the strange universe to which Alice visits has a similar effect in that she often questions her identity.
I have gotten some help from my homies, but I could use some more perspective. Anything will be appreciated.