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Santiago in "The Old Man and the Sea" - Many characters in the history of literature, such as Odysseus were obviously portrayed as heroes and were offered accolade. However, some characters are not easily recognized as being heroic. The old man, Santiago, in The Old Man and the Sea is one of them. The old man and the sea is a novella about an old Cuban fisherman, Santiago, and his three-day battle with a giant Marlin fish. Throughout the novella, Santiago is portrayed in different perspectives. He is tough and refuses to give up at any time....   [tags: Old Man and the Sea, Steinbeck, heroes,] 640 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - Hemingway went to Havana, Cuba in 1944, where he got his idea for "The Old Man and the Sea". There he met a man by the name of Gregorio Fuentes, who for more than twenty years was the captain of Hemingway's fishing boat "Pilar". Navarro in her article says, "he claims to have inspired "The Old Man and the Sea". Navarro tells "but it was Mr. Fuentes's own exploits that were immortalized in The Old Man and the Sea, Mr. Fuentes". The story of "The Old Man and the Sea" is about a old man named Santiago who has to overcome the great forces of nature....   [tags: The Old Man and the Sea Essays]
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The Old Man and the Sea - A Fish Story - The Old Man and the Sea - A Fish Story   The book, The Old Man and the Sea, is about an old man named Santiago who struggles with a gigantic marlin fish. This is a story of his courage, heroism, and strength. In the book, Ernest Hemingway uses Santiago to explore the theme of man and his relations to animals. In this case it is Santiago's relationship to the different fish he catches, especially the giant Marlin fish. Santiago respected, cared, and thought of the fish as equals. The relationship with the fish is shown through many examples and explanations in the following paragraphs....   [tags: Old Man and the Sea Essays] 713 words
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Biblical Influence and Symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea - Biblical Influence and Symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea Many times, stories by Ernest Hemingway have much religious influence and symbolism. In The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, numerous occurrences in the life of Santiago the fisherman are similar to the incidents recorded in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The names of the characters translated from Spanish to English are just one of those many similarities. The characters in The Old Man and the Sea are in actuality, major figures in the New Testament....   [tags: Old Man and the Sea Essays] 653 words
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The Character Santiago in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea - The Character Santiago in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway has a way of making his readers believe that the feats and strengths that his characters obtain in his novels are actually possible. Although this statement may be too critical, and maybe there is a man out there, somewhere on the coast of Cuba who at this very moment is setting out to the open sea to catch a marlin of his own. The struggle many readers have is believing the story of Santiago’s physical powers and his strength against temptation bring forward the question of whether or not The Old Man and the Sea is worthy to be called a classic....   [tags: Old Man Sea]
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The Effective Use of Imagery in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - The Effective Use of Imagery in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea has engendered some lively debate in literary circles. Critics have concentrated on everything in the novella from the verity of Rigel's early evening appearance over Cuban skies in September (Weeks 192) to William Faulkner's judgment that Hemingway discovered God while writing The Old Man and the Sea (Bradford 158-62). Yet the most insightful commentary has gravitated invariably toward biblical, natural, and classical imagery in the novel....   [tags: Old Man Sea Essays]
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Santiago as Code Hero in Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea - Santiago as Code Hero in Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea "The Old Man and the Sea" is a heroic tale of man's strength pitted against forces he cannot control. It is a story about an old Cuban fisherman and his three-day battle with a giant Marlin. Through the use of three prominent themes; friendship, bravery, and Christianity; the "Old Man and the Sea" strives to teach important life lessons to the reader while also epitomizing Santiago, the old fisherman, as a Hemingway code hero. The relationship between Santiago and the boy is introduced early in the story....   [tags: Hemingway The Old Man and The Sea]
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Inner Happiness in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - Inner Happiness in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea              Hemingway's view of human nature was that happiness was rare and was found within a man and not in his outside circumstances or surroundings.  Hemingway illustrates this in three ways.  First, he portrays the human nature of Santiago, the main character, as being one of humility and compassion, full of strength and pride.  He is shown not as a gleefully happy man, but one who meets life with a serene, quiet resilience.  Second, Santiago's fellow villagers are shown as shallow and materialistic, with a narrow view of life compared to his.  Their focus on appearances is in sharp contrast to Santiago's focus on intrinsic va...   [tags: Old Man and the Sea Essays]
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Psychosocially Therapeutic Aspects of The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway - Psychosocially Therapeutic Aspects of The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway This exceptional story should be used as a therapeutic aid for hopeless and depressed people who needed a powerful force for continuing struggles of life against fate. They should say as the boy Manolin, "I'll bring the luck by myself." In the story the old man tells us "It is silly not to hope...besides I believe it is a sin." Hemingway draws a distinction between two different types of success: outer-material and inner-spiritual....   [tags: Hemingway Old Man Sea Essays]
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The Old Man and the Sea: The Parallel Between Santiago and Jesus Christ - There is never a simple key to any writer worth much attention, but in the case of Hemingway there is something that looks so like a key… that it cannot escape any informed and thoughtful reader’s notice" (O’Conner 153). Ernest Hemingway was one such author. Very rarely did he summarize statements, therefore the only way to solve his puzzle was to take it apart and examine each components. One of the hidden elements that the reader must analyzie closely is the parallel between Santiago and Jesus Christ....   [tags: The Old Man and the Sea] 1511 words
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Symbolism in The Old Man and The Sea - Earnest Hemingway, a prolific literary writer of his time infuses a multitude of symbolic elements into one of his most well known novels, The Old Man and The Sea, which assist in developing the many themes throughout the story. Hemmingway has constructed the struggle between Santiago and the marlin, his antagonist to symbolize overall themes of strength, perseverance, valor, and defeat. Moreover, his use of such symbols advances the plot toward the eventual defeat of Santiago. These symbols include Santiago’s community, the sea that supports it, and the people who make up the small fishing village....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - On the surface, The Old Man and the Sea is the story of an old man trying to catch fish to save himself from poverty, but under the surface are many underlying messages and themes. The setting is in Cuba, in an impoverished fishing village. The old man, Santiago, is a well-seasoned fisherman who takes a young boy, Manolin, under his wing. He has not caught a fish in 84 days and has been relying on the help of others from the village. In, The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway conveys his opinions and his own life through themes and symbolism in the book....   [tags: literary analysis]
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The old man and the sea - The Old Man and the Sea is a classic novel detailing the life of a Cuban fisherman and his struggle with a massive marlin. All throughout, symbolism serves a key role in shifting the focus from a dry novel to a deep tale with a lasting impression. Religious references are also a significant component, adding a unique point of view readers rarely experience in an ordinary novel. Hemmingway knew, uniting the two would prove the perfect combination. An in depth read will reveal numerous key elements, magnifying The Old Man and the Sea into a classic sustaining tale....   [tags: Literature, Hemmingway]
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The Old Man and the Sea - “Thank you. You make me happy. I hope no fish will come along so great that he will prove us wrong (Hemingway 23),” slurred Santiago as he exchanged words with his trusty companion Manolin in the beginning of Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea. As these words left his mouth, Santiago did not realize the treacherous road on which he was about to stumble upon. However, as Santiago was totted away from his homeland by a hefty marlin, he was able to adapt to the changes that the voyage threw at him....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Hemingway] 1743 words
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Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea to show how you can push through the hardest of times and still not be defeated. The story shows how an old fisherman overcame an unlucky slump with the support from a young boy that loved and helped Santiago named Manolin. Santiago fought through the discrimination of the other old fisherman and refused to give up. Through Santiago’s struggles when trying to catch the great marlin, he kept pursuing his goal. Through sweat and tears Santiago never gives up before accomplishing his goal....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1229 words
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - ... He makes careful preparation for each outing on his boat and is away prepared when he makes a catch. He is tune with natural environment, watching the weather, the currents birds, and fish to help him know the beat spot for fishing. He wisely drops his bait at different depths, hoping to land catch with variety. During his career, Santiago has caught many trophy fish. Some of them were weighing over one thousand pounds. Before the giant marlin however, he has always had someone on the boat to help him to keep his company but this was fist time going out alone in a long time....   [tags: story analysis] 980 words
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea was written by Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba, and published in 1952. It is a novel which talks about an old man named Santiago who has gone for eighty-four days without catching a fish. He sets out to the sea to try his luck, although he manages to catch a very big fish, he returns empty handed. The story mainly focuses on the challenges he faces on the sea to catch a very big fish. More than just setting, the sea plays an important role in the novella, assuming a character of its own....   [tags: cuba, santiago, turbulent]
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Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea’s Christian Symbolism Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea was published in 1952, the last of his fiction stories to be published before his death in 1961 (Lombardi). The novella is still celebrated to this day as a riveting tale of man versus nature under the most dire of circumstances. The story’s protagonist, Santiago, is a man with supreme determination and hope. His battle with the great marlin is an illustration of human strength, physically and mentally, at its finest....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Christian Symbolism, Literature]
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The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway - Some people will go far in order to get what they want, but how many individuals would be willing to die for the sake of creating their own fate. Deciding one’s meaning of life with sincerity and passion is the core of existentialism. This philosophy plays an integral part in Hemingway’s writing, as well as his personal life. Paradigms of existentialism appear often in Hemingway’s book, The Old Man and the Sea, especially when Santiago, the old man, is determined to fell the great marlin he pursues, wants to prove to Manolin how much of a strange old man he is, and contends against the brutal sharks when there is little chance of him succeeding....   [tags: Existentialist Views, Santiago]
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The Old Man's Triumph in The Old Man and the Sea - “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet,” Helen Keller once said. “Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition be inspired, and success achieved.” Through suffering emerges triumph and through struggle there is honor. Ernest Hemingway’s fictional novella, The Old Man and the Sea, is a simply written account which tells about an old man’s courage, perseverance, and his victory in spite of being destroyed. The protagonist Santiago, is an elderly fisherman, who recently does not seem so successful in his fishing career; however, one day, as he goes out to sea, a large marlin seems to have bit his hook....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway novels, story analysis] 928 words
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The Old Man And The Sea: The Old Man - The Old Man and The Sea: The Old Man Authors use many tactics to reveal a character's personality. In the short story, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters through narration and dialogue. The older waiter's characteristics are exhibited through the waiters' conversations and the observations the narrator makes. The author cleverly associates the older waiter with the old man. This connection gives the audience a clear understanding of the loneliness and old age the waiter faces....   [tags: essays research papers] 542 words
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Symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea - 1. Santiago physically conforms to accepting pain when he is holding onto the rope with his hand even though it is pulling on him. He still endures and accepts the pain, although he knows the loss of the marlin is still going to occur. He does this because he views the big marlin as a worth opponent and has the courage to continue what he started. 2. Santiago mentally conforms to enduring the loss of the big marlin when the sharks begin to attack. Santiago is able to fight off the first few sharks but the blood , Santiago knows, will attract more sharks and soon there would be nothing left of the marlin....   [tags: Literary Techniques, Literary Analysis] 946 words
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Seeing Humanity in Sea Creatures in "The Old Man and the Sea" - In the book, the Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, the Old man describes many sea animals that reveal how Hemingway views on humankind values and morality. The Old man saw different aspects of humanity n every sea creature. Three sea creatures that Ernest Hemingway described were the jellyfish, sea turtle, and the mako shark. The jellyfish is like a disguised beauty, a sea turtle is very stron, and the mako shark is like a thief. The Old man describes the jellyfish by saying that they were beautiful, but if stung by the jellyfish, it hurts like a whiplash....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway, animals] 581 words
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Old Man and the Sea and Our Relationship with the Sea - The painting, Watson and the Shark and the novel, The Old Man and the Sea, are two examples of how human interaction is depicted with the sea. These two works have a similar theme and setting. They both describe life at sea off the coast of Havana, Cuba. They both portray relationships between humans and animals. The natural world portrayed in Watson and the Shark is a far better prediction of how humans view the world today than the novel, The Old Man and the Sea. The relationship between animal and human in this text shows as a relationship of appreciation and respect....   [tags: environment essay] 1477 words
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Strength in the Sea in the Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - Strength in the Sea American writer Napoleon Hill once said, “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” In particular, Ernest Hemingway’s short novel, The Old Man and the Sea is an allegorical story about life’s struggles and rewards. In this story, Santiago struggles a lot while at sea but in the end he comes out a strong man. On the surface the story seems to be about a man who struggles to catch a giant marlin and who struggles to protect the marlin against the sharks....   [tags: struggles, awards, abilities, dignity] 597 words
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Success in The Old Man and the Sea - Success Comes in Many Forms Obtaining a goal can bring success to one’s outer “world” and to one’s inner spirit, the mind and soul. An achievement may bring recognition and respect from surrounding peers. It can also encourage one’s self esteem as well as give them more courage. In Ernest Hemmingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago receives outer, material formed success by earning the respect of his fellow peers and by attaining more physical strength. He also receives inner, spiritual formed success by gaining more self esteem....   [tags: Ernest Hemmingway]
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The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea Hemmingway, Earnest FVL Library 138 pp. The main theme of Hemmingway's The Old Man and the Sea, is not an easy one to pick out. At first glance the book seems to simply be a story about a guy who goes out and battles with a fish. However, there has to be some underling theme. It could be the relationship between a boy and a man, and how both are treated by nature. This is illustrated by the boy's parents not allowing him to continue with the unlucky old man....   [tags: Essays Papers] 612 words
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The Old Man And The Sea - The book The Old Man and the Sea was written by Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway was both a fisherman and a Nobel Prize winner. The story is set in a small fishing village near the Cuban coast. Hemingway¡¦s expresses in his tone that he feels sorry for the old man. This is shown because he mentions everything that the old man doesn¡¦t have going well for him and also makes the reader realize the pain that the old man goes through. The point of view in The Old Man and the Sea is from that of the old man, Santiago.The Old Man and the Sea is about an old fisherman named Santiago who thinks that his luck has ran out....   [tags: essays research papers] 734 words
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the old man and the sea - The Old Man and the Sea In the timeless novel The Old Man and the Sea, the hero is undoubtedly the old man, Santiago, whom us as readers become very acquainted with. Santiago is a hard-worker and perseveres through every problem nature brings to him. He is in the midst of a horrendous fishing drought, during which the townspeople laugh and ridicule him. Santiago just lets the criticism pass him by because he is confident that the fish of his lifetime is coming soon....   [tags: essays research papers] 618 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea In The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway there are two characters who have a great friendship, the old man and the young boy. The old man has been fishing for many years and for the last eighty-four days has not caught a fish. Now the boy who looks up to him is not allowed to fish with him anymore. This boy looks up to the old man as a hero because the old man shows courage, perseverance, and respect. The old man shows courage just by going out all alone everyday and still fishing at his age....   [tags: Essays Papers] 522 words
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The old man in the sea - The Old Man and the Sea Book report The title of this book is The Old Man and the Sea . The number of pages is 127. Copyright date is 1952(re-newel date is 1980). The type of book is fiction. This book takes place in the Gulf Stream, and its time is in the past. This book is told in third person point of view. One of the main character’s was an old Cuban man named Santiago who was thin, with deep wrinkles in the back if his neck and had scars on his hands from handling the fishing rope. The other character was a young boy named Manolin, which Santiago taught how to fish ....   [tags: essays research papers] 639 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea I believe that in the past three decades, the way society has treated he elderly has remained primarily the same. Some younger citizens have looked up to the elderly with respect, yet most continue to shun them and consider them useless and hopeless in a society such as ours. I think that the elderly population is continually losing respect from the new generations. Santiago, the elderly man in the novel The Old Man and the Sea, is respected by a young boy, Manolin, yet he is also looked down upon by many of the younger fishermen in the Cuban fishing village where he lives....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 702 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - The book “The Old Man and the Sea” was written by Hemingway in 1951. Just as Hemingway himself said, the work is the best one he ever wrote in his life. The book was so successful that it enabled Hemingway to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. The story of is quite simple: an Cuban fisherman finally fished a very big marlin after eighty four days’ taking no fish, but the fish was too big, the old man spent three days conquering the marlin. However, on his way home, he and the big fish were attacked by a lot of sharks....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Old Man And The Sea Summary - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) Type of Work: Symbolic drama Setting North Coast of Cuba; early twentieth century Principal Characters Santiago, an old, weathered fisherman Manolin , a boy, Santiago's young fishing companion The Marlin, a gigantic fish Story Overveiw Eighty-four days had passed since Santiago, the old fisherman, had caught a fish, and he was forced to suffer not only the ridicule of younger fishermen, but near-starvation as well. Moreover, Santiago had lost his young companion, a boy named Manolin, whose father had ordered him to leave Santiago in order to work with more successful seamen....   [tags: essays research papers] 1843 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - In The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway describes an old fisherman and the unfortunate trials he faces as his "luck" runs out. Through the novel, the fisherman, Santiago, replicates Hemingway's ideal man, a noble hero. Hemingway had a Code of Behavior that he himself followed. He had morals that were strict and an appreciation for instinct and human nature. He had a specific way of living life and an understanding of time. He believed in taking risks and acting upon instinct....   [tags: essays research papers] 1355 words
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The Old Man And Sea - The Old Man And Sea Manzanares, March 21th of 1999. The Old Man And The Sea What is the title of the story. A= The Old Man and the Sea. Who is the main character. A= . Santiago (The Old Man) is the main character of The Old Man and the Sea. His occupation is a fisherman. Unlike the rest of the fishing community, Santiago continues to fish using traditional methods. These methods, however, do not allow Santiago to catch many fish. Thus, he is forced to live a semi-impoverished life Who is the secondary character....   [tags: Essays Papers] 610 words
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Old Man And The Sea - In the book, The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway tells a story of an old fisherman. The old man, named Santiago, had gone for eighty-four days without catching a fish. Santiago feels that the following day would be a good day because eighty-five is his lucky number. The following day he gets up before dawn and sets out for a day of fishing. He had set one bait at forty fathoms, the second at seventy-five fathoms, and the third and forth were at one hundred and one hundred and twenty-five fathoms....   [tags: essays research papers] 1339 words
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Old Man And The Sea - Old Man and The Sea "The great DiMaggio is himself again!"(21), in Ernest Hemingway's novel, The Old Man and the Sea, which takes place near Havana, Cuba in the Caribbean Sea, a very old, unlucky, fisherman sets out for the big catch. The great DiMaggio is seamed throughout the novel to symbolize the old man and his struggle to catch the big fish, yet also he poses as a role model for Santiago (the old man). The old man is using the great DiMaggio for a role model. At a certain point in the struggle to catch this great fish, the old man begins to cramp up in his left hand, do to the fish pulling so strenuously on the line....   [tags: essays research papers] 681 words
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Old Man and The Sea - Old Man and The Sea In the novel The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway uses the literary device of metaphors. Hemingway uses the metaphor of the ocean to symbolize life and to depict the role that individuals play in life. Hemingway uses the metaphor of the lions to signify people who live their lives as active participants. The tourists in the novel represent the individuals, who in observe their lives and are not active participants. In the novels that Ernest Hemingway writes, he uses metaphors to reflect his life experiences and opinions....   [tags: essays papers]
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Old man and the sea - The epic journey of “The Old Man and the Sea” describes struggle, discipline and manhood. The main characters relationships exemplify how faith and skill overcome man’s adversity during life on the sea. Santiago’s growing relationship with the boy idealizes his statute as a father figure and develops his integrity and values towards the boy. Hemmingway shows us how an old fisherman’s will to overcome the sea’s obstacles proves his manhood to himself and the young boy. His skills and knowledge of the sea provide a positive influence for the young boy to become a great fisherman someday....   [tags: essays research papers] 1246 words
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Old Man and Sea Essay - Perserverance, Courage, and Wisdom Used in Everyday Life Throughout a life, people have to overcome obstacle after obstacle to be successful in the world. Humans are thrown challenges day after day, week after week. Everyone must try hard at something to be truly happy in their life. In Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea, he used the marlin and the sharks as symbols, and gave Santiago certain character attributes to depict the perserverance, courage, and smarts needed to get through the ups and downs that life hands everyone....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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Old Man And The Sea - In life, one will go through a number of stages in life. Infancy, Youth , Adulthood, and Old Age are all key stages. As one grows, they mature through these various stages. When one reaches old age, there is often a lot of doubt surrounding their lives. Serenity, and independence are often the two most questioned. These are some questions that Santiago has to ask himself as well. In the novel The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway develops the concept of man coming to the realization that as he ages, his dependency on others will increase....   [tags: essays research papers] 1310 words
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Internal and External Conflict in "The Old Man and the Sea" - Nature is man’s greatest struggle besides himself. Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea constantly endures struggles against nature the affect him externally and internally. There are many examples of the hardships of man versus nature that Santiago endures. Santiago struggles with nature in order to catch the giant marlin in the Gulf Stream. He also struggles with himself and his abilities that have collapsed with his aging body. Santiago also faces struggles with the shark that attacks his prized marlin....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 525 words
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Symbolism in The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway - The premise of the story is simple yet captivating, as anybody who has ever gone fishing knows, for there is a strange allure in capturing and besting creatures as wondrous and intimidating as those who reside in the mysterious depths of the ocean. It is a work so masterful and timeless that it won the Pulitzer Prize and helped its author win the Nobel Prize, “The Old Man and The Sea” did not reach such lofty heights by mere luck. In creating the epic struggle between a monstrous Marlin and an old Cuban fisherman, Ernest Hemingway crafted an intricate web replete with symbols and allusions to Cuban culture, a country that served as his home for some time and the place where the novel was wri...   [tags: symbolism, lions, religion]
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Religious Symbolism in The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway - The incorporation of religion into literature is a common technique that adds significance to the overall meaning of any type of work. Ernest Hemingway, a passionate fisherman, successfully utilizes this technique in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novella, The Old Man and the Sea (Kinzer n. pag.). Considered one of his most famous and meaningful works, Hemingway’s novella details the journey of a poor but noble fisherman, Santiago, as he faces one of the greatest and most difficult struggles of his life....   [tags: christ, santiago, meaning]
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Santiago as Code Hero in The Old Man and the Sea - In Ernest Hemingway’s novel, The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago demonstrates the traits of the code hero. The Hemingway’s code hero covers the principal ideals of honor, courage, and endurance in a misfortune life. Throughout the novel, Santiago shows a contrast between opposite attitudes and values which associate his behavior with the guidelines of the code. In this case, the depiction of conflicting values, such as dignity despite humility, perseverance despite despair, and victory despite defeat are aspects that help to describe and understand the role of Santiago in the novel, and reflect the reason why this character is perfectly suited to the heroic conduct established by Hemingway....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, dignity, humility, values]
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Achieving a Goal in In The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway - ... Santiago says that pain does not affect him, and that he will focus on reeling in the fish. He shifts the line to avoid any preexisting cuts and refocuses on achieving his goal. This means that Santiago knows that if he is dedicated to fishing via catching the fish, he might have a better chance of reeling the gigantic creature in. Santiago’s dedication proves that when one is devoted to their work, it will give him a better chance of achieving his goals. When one has ambition to obtain his goals even through strenuous journeys, he might be more likely to achieve his goals....   [tags: dedication, fishing, journey]
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The Old Man And The Sea: Man Defeated - Reading through the novel The Old Man and the Sea one, as a reader, can perceive several themes in the book. Hemingway suggests certain subjects for discussion which built up the whole plot, therefore giving us options to choose the one we believe is the main one. In the past weeks we have been discussing, in a debate, which is that main theme. My group’s theme was “Man Defeated” and although it is hard to affirm that this theme was the prevailing one of the book, we firmly defend it. Various arguments were established....   [tags: essays research papers] 2041 words
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway's classic novella The Old Man and the Sea is centered around an old man, a Cuban fisherman named Santiago, who endures the menacing sea to catch a fish; a fish that plagued his mind and undoubtedly became his heart's focus. Throughout his encounter with the marlin, the old man faced various difficulties, difficulties of the mind that wrestled with his aged body. As in the old man's struggle, Kid Rock explains in the lyrics to Only God Knows Why, of the battles that evolve in the mind and heart that find the strength to go on....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea was written by Ernest Hemingway and published in 1952. This is a captivating fiction story about a man named Santiago and his adventure when one day, he goes on a fishing journey to catch the big one. However, this adventure quickly becomes one of pain and suffering when things take a turn for the worse. The Old Man and the Sea takes in place in Havana, Cuba and the fishing waters off the coast of Havana. The Spanish names, Santiago and Manolin, are typical in Cuba....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1384 words
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A Review of The Old Man and The Sea: Hemingway's Tragic Vision of Man - The Old Man and the Sea is one of the most famous novel written by Ernest Hemingway. In this novel, Hemingway shows the world the story about the great Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman who flight for his honor and pride. In the critical essay, Hemingway’s Tragic Vision of Man, Clinton S. Burhans,, Jr wrote how he and others authors interpreted this novel, and he took into account the following points: heroic individualism, interdependence, and Christian. I agree with Clinton’s essay. In the novel, Hemingway addresses the character of Santiago so properly that he inspires these points without doubt....   [tags: story and character analysis] 516 words
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