The man struggles to kill the marlin and in the process he is pulled very far out into the ocean. Santiago becomes attached to the marlin and calls it his "brother". Santiago gains strength by thinking about the things he loves and has interests in such as Manolin, a young fisherman, and the New York Yankees(baseball team). Santiago fights the marlin for three days and finally kills the fish. Santiago goes through many of obstacles to achieve his goal of catching a big fish but when he finally gets it, it’s taken away from him by sharks that eat the marlin.
There is no one worthy of eating him fromâ€¦his behaviourâ€¦his great dignity" (Hemingway, 75). Although he is attempting to kill the marlin, it is obvious from the way Santiago speaks that he still has a lot of admiration for the fish. This pride in one's task but respect of the opponent is one of the primary components of Hemingway's "code of behavior." Furthermore, when Santiago has used up all of his weapons in attempts to defeat the sharks, he says in his mind, "Now it is over. They will probably hit me again.
In, The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway conveys his opinions and his own life through themes and symbolism in the book. Hemingway conveys his idea of success, his view of the artist, free will, and individualism. Hemingway’s view of success is different than most others. Santiago was defeated by the sharks and lost his marlin. Tourists even mistake the skeleton for one of a shark.
When faced with danger, Dolon runs rather than display courage, unlike Achilles, a great warrior. When backed into a corner, Dolon displays no sense of loyalty, willingly revealing the weak positions among the Trojan camps. He begs for his life, and attempts to make himself out as being forced into the job. Odysseus points at the irony of a man as cowardly as Dolon attempting to lay claim to “the great Achilles’ team! They’re hard for mortal men to curb or drive, for all but Achilles” (book 10 467-470).
This is because of his firsthand experience in his involvement in World War I. He had been exposed to the horrors of war himself. In the story "Soldier's Home" a man who represents Hemingway comes home from World War I much to late. No one appreciated what he had done for his country and was forever psychologically damaged. He came home as a totally different person and now couldn't lead a normal life.
These different two v... ... middle of paper ... ...ue Sea an average start but it all went downhill from there. One of the most memorable scenes was the dramatic finale where the humans and shark come face to face. The survivors reach the top of Aquatica, with one shark still on the loose. As a final attempt to fix her mistakes, Doctor McAlister slashes her hand and says, ‘She may be the smartest animal in the planet, but she’s still just an animal. Come to mama.’ Her blood lures the shark back to the facility, but will her mistake finally be destroyed?
Through sweat and tears Santiago never gives up before accomplishing his goal. He endured the pain of slicing his hands on the fishing line many of times in return to pull up the biggest fish he had ever landed. In the end Santiago had the obstacle of beating away multiple sharks while they sunk their teeth into Santiago’s goal. This shows that Hemingway uses symbolism to convey the idea that one must overcome obstacles before accomplishing their goals. During Old Man and the Sea, Santiago not only has to put up a fight with the marlin but sharks as well.
Continuing, Beowulf explains that he won the contest despite the heavy attack by sea-monsters. From this story, we see further proof of Beowulf's supernatural powers. The competition occurs during the winter in the freezing water, yet Beowulf is able to swim for five nights armed with a heavy sword, in full armor and mail . When the battle is over, Beowulf finds himself on the shore lying next to nine sea monsters that he killed with his sword and modestly attributes his victory to both courage and fate. His comment that, " Fate often saves an undoomed man when his courage is good" (Norton p. 34) shows his belief that 'Fate' will forever govern him and aid him as long as he is courageous.
In this next example involving the Cyclops Odysseus shows that he is not the type of leader that sits on safe land while he sends his men in to kill, but a leader who enjoys nothing more than being engaged in battle with his men. "I took my twelve best fighters and went ahead." (P. 687, L. 136) Odysseus also had the heart of a fighter, he would do battle whenever necessary, no matter whom his opponent was, in this case the giant Cyclops:
In A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, the novel concerns itself primarily with Hemingway's philosophy of life: unordered and random. There is no God to watch over man, to dictate codes of morality, or to ensure justice. Hemingway’s hero must accept his place as something insignificant, yet continue to fight endlessly against the meaninglessness of life. The universe is indifferent to man's plight. In the book, this indifference is best exemplified by the war -- an ultimately futile struggle of man against man and the death of Catherine Barkley – someone good and pure.