Book Review Of The Old Man And The Sea

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Never Give Up
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was written as Hemingway 's comeback book. Hemingway was a great writer, according to “11 Facts About Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea”, written by the website mental floss, before The Old Man and the Sea his last best book was For Whom the Bell Tolls which was written in 1940. Hemingway went a decade before he wrote and had another book published. In 1950 Hemingway published Across the River and Into The Trees, but it was not very good so people said that Hemingway was done with his years of good writing. In 1952 Hemingway published The Old Man and the Sea and it was his comeback book. Throughout the book, Hemingway uses Santiago and his long time out in the sea to show that it is
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It is a large, strong marlin and Santiago is going to do everything he can to catch this marlin. Many times Santiago has thought he is so close to catching the marlin but the marlin is too smart and strong. As the marlin takes Santiago out farther and farther into the sea, to the point where he can no longer see land, Santiago is still determined to catch that fish, “‘Fish,” he said softly, aloud, “I’ll stay with you until I am dead.’” (52).
In the middle of the novel, Santiago starts to become quite fond of the marlin. After having spent a few days far out in the sea, Santiago starts to respect the marlin and considers him a friend. He is still not going to give up on his hope in catching the marlin though, ‘“The fish is my friend too,” he said aloud. “ I have never seen or heard of such a fish. But I must kill him. I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars.”’ (75). A little past the middle of the novel, Santiago is fighting so hard to catch the marlin. He is losing strength, he is in pain from cutting his hand, and he is tired but that has not stopped him from fighting to catch that marlin. Santiago is even worried that he may die before the fish does, ‘“I could not fail myself and die on a fish like this,” he said. “Now that I have him coming so beautiful, God help me endure. I’ll say a hundred Our Fathers and a hundred Hail Marys. But I cannot say them
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The main arguments in this source is the old man 's dependents on the boy, feminizing the sea and the respectful engagement of its feminine presents, and Interspecies kinship—brotherhood between man and animals, as well as with nature. The purpose of this source is to show the reasons why the old man feels defeat with old age. This source relates to The Old Man and the Sea because many times throughout the novel when Santiago was in the sea, he wished Manolin was there to help him because he has a rough time doing some things nowadays, but his old age still does not stop him from catching that
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