The bullfight also represents the dangers of sex and love. The bullfights are described as seductions, in sexualized language (it is a fight after all, in which a man tries to stick a long hard object into the bull), and yet it always ends in destruction, of either the bullfighter or the bull. Similarly, Belmonte is cast aside in the affections of the fans as soon as someone better comes along, in this case Romero. The fickleness of the crowds mirrors Brett's behavior, as she jumps from lover to lover.
The Sun Also Rises
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...leaves Brett and Romero at the table, and as he does so he notices that bullfighters and critics with whom Romero was speaking earlier look at him disapprovingly. When Jake returns... (full context)