I've started drafting and I think I should be done by tonight. I'm still reading more essays and I want to really make sure that I can defend my argument before I go any further. I think that our peer review session on Friday is going to be a big tell on whether or not I made the right decision. I think I'm going the right direction with this, but I could use some feedback from my peers.
Here is my revised (and hopefully final) thesis statement:
Although many of the characters in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises personify the schizophrenic moral attitude of the twenties, Jake Barnes represents the resilient moral compass of his lost generation.