The Old Man and His Sea by Ernest Hemingway Cuba, Ernest Hemingway's haven for writing literature, fishing for marlin and basking in it's tropical weather. Cuba played a key role in Hemingway's life and literature. He spent many days and nights writing famous lines and passages for his well known novels such as Old Man in the Sea, For Whom the Bell Tolls and Islands in the Stream. Born Ernest Miller Hemingway on July 21, 1899, he was the sixth child of Dr. Clarence and Grace Hall Hemingway. He was named after his maternal grandfather Ernest Hall and his great uncle Miller Hall.
While Hemingway lived near Havana, Cuba, a friend of his told him about an old man that lived nearby. That’s where he got the idea of writing the Nobel Prize short story winner titled, The Old Man and the Sea. The story of the old man that his ...
He spends 3 days at sea with this marlin on his line and he refuses to let it go. Santiago goes through a lot of physical pain by holding on to marlin, but his pride is what gives him the strength to keep holding the marlin.”You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman.”(102) When Santiago returned home he had lost 40 pounds of flesh from the sharks. Santiago had lost his prize, the marlin wasn 't anything to be prideful for because it was ruined. Despite losing the fish Santiago was glad to be returning to Havana. Santiago’s pride might have been lost but he still had
Desperate, the old man waited for the other sharks. All he had left was a club, and he was going to use it. More sharks came, but this time in a pack. The old man desperately fought off the shark with his club, but the club was grabbed from his hands.
Long time between novels and his reputation as a great author on the line, Hemingway had prove himself, and Santiago also felt that he had to prove himself again as a fisherman. Santiago quest to catch a great fish is the author in an attempt to pull forth the great story from its depths. But Santiago great catch a ten foot marlin was torn apart by sharks and that symbolic if critics tearing apart The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway failed Marriages and rejection by a teenage girl also influenced the writing of this story. The main character and the protagonist in the story was Santiago.” Santiago is an aged old Cuban man, a skilled fisherman by profession.
That day he went far in the ocean. In the beginning, he felt that he had to reedmen his bad luck by catching a big fish. He wants to demostrate to the boy and to his town that he was still the great Santiogo, but most important he wanted to proof it at himself. That day, the old man acomplishmented to hook a fish, but not a regular one. It was a Marlin, and the bigger and most beautiful that Satiago had ever seen.
Tourists even mistake the skeleton for one of a shark. The head, which is the only thing left, will be used as bait. Santiago gets no money or food from the fish. He does not receive any material gain from his grueling three day fight with the marlin (Gale). “It appears that the old man has been beaten, but the reality is that he has remained undefeated in his struggle against himself, his exhaustion, and the temptation to abandon the fight” (Pazos).
He lived his life to the fullest and was known to be a very kind person to his acquaintances and family. But on the other hand he was very quick to get angry and al... ... middle of paper ... ...d his ‘fiction’ life gave his work a sort of irresistible attractiveness as he lead a life of fame and adventure. Hemingway most definitely followed a new and unheard of path in his style of writing. He was an innovator and was one of the most important writers of his time. There is no doubt that he didn’t face many struggles throughout his life, but these experiences also shaped his style and created a new way of writing which is praised and looked up to today.
Ernest Hemingway has written many books, which have heralded him as a great author, but there is one novel that seems to have questions swirling about it, In Our Time. In this novel the main character is in question, you are unable to tell right away whether the chapters/stories are linked together as a novel, or if they are all separate short stories. Having read the book, and having done a background check on Ernest Hemingway the person, it is apparent that the stories are linked together and have a main character, Nick Adams, that progresses as the novel moves along. The first example is the way the life of the main character, Nick Adam, mimics Hemingway’s own life. There are far too many similarities between Nick Adam’s life and Hemingway’s life.
His life was full of tragedy but was also filled with glee. In my opinion he is one of the greatest authors in American Literature. Works Cited “Biography of Ernest Hemingway.” ClassicNotes: Ernest Hemingway. 2004. GradeSaver.