Crane allows the reader to have insight, through the narrator, on the morale of the brotherhood as well as each individual’s thoughts. The men on the lifeboat were not only concerned with saving themselves; they all cared for the safety of each other. The crew’s focus on survival was so intense that they hardly noticed anything, because they were so intent on survival “none of them knew the color of the sky…. but they... ... middle of paper ... ...ure by saying, “Any visible expression of nature would surely be pelleted with his jeers” (213). By starting the story from the group’s perspective first and than transitioning into a singular, more detailed perspective, the narrator includes himself in the brotherhood.
He does not smother the relationship between the old man and the young boy but instead separates them for a large part of the story. Finally, he does not make Santiago's bravery a central them by highlighting his weaknesses. In the end the old mans perseverance and faith pay off. He finally gains the respect of the village and succeeds in teaching Manolin the lessons of faith and bravery. In Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea", one will find many examples in which the main character, Santiago, surpasses many hardships while being courageous, brave, and being a friend.
His legendary journey provides mental and physical altercations Santiago must survive in order to prove to himself that he is still a man capable of catching fish. Society labels Santiago as an unlucky fisherman for not catching any fish for 85 days, and yet ignore his skills as a wise, witty fisherman. “It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”(32) Santiago coordinates good luck with offerings from the sea.
In the novels that Ernest Hemingway writes, he uses metaphors to reflect his life experiences and opinions. The ocean in The Old Man and the Sea is a metaphor, which represents Hemingway's personel view of life. Hemingway believes that in life everyone must find their own niche and uses the metaphor of the ocean and the boats on it to demonstrate this. ...most of the boats were silent except for the dip of the oars. They spread apart after they were out of the mouth of the harbour and each one headed for the part of the ocean where he hoped to find fish.
Despite being put in situations where he could take the safer route, he takes them in stride and makes decisions that the Code and his life experiences fully support. When the book starts, Santiago talks to the boy Manolin about the baseball great, Joe DiMaggio, “I wanted to take him fishing but I was too timid to ask him. Then I asked you to ask him and you were too timid” (22). When one first reads these sentences, it seems that Santiago failed to ask DiMaggio to come out fishing with him. This is true, and Santiago does fail in this aspect of the Code, but this is not what it shows us.
He is unable to do anything about the hungry sharks. Upon finally returning to the village, he is so tired that he is not able to worry about this fish and goes directly to his shack and sleeps for an extremely long time. When he is awaken by Manolin, he finds that the fish that he caught was destroyed by the sharks and that all of his efforts were for not. However Manolin encourages Santiago to continue fishing because he still has much to learn about the sea.Santiago is the main character in Hemingway¡¦s The Old Man and the Sea. He is an old fisherman who seems to have very bad luck at fishing even though when he was younger he was a very good fisherman.
Crain did not simply retell a story, but by sharing the struggles with each character he sought to portray the theme of an inner struggle with nature by using the literary devices of personification of nature, symbolism of the boat, and iron... ... middle of paper ... ...held him in the sea that swirled him out and safely over the boat to water in which he could touch. The surviving men were thankful to have survived, but learned that they really had no control over their lives. One of the most important lessons the correspondent took from the experience was, “… that “in the ignorance of the grave-edge” every man is in the same boat, which is not much more substantial than the ten-foot open dinghy on a rough sea” (Buitenhuis, web). Having survived the experience the cook, the correspondent, and the captain each believed that they could be interpreters for the sea. Crane gave each man a voice in “The Open Boat” that is uniquely theirs, but at the same time shared a common bond and struggle with nature for survival.
In lines 11-13 he says “I dwell with a strangely aching heart in that vanished abode far apart on that disused road.” It is evident that he is feeling wistful and melancholy. Also you can tell he is not pleased with the visit and the way the house looks. In lines 1-3 the speaker says “I dwell in a lonely house I know that vanished many a summer ago, and left no trace but the cellar walls.” It is evident that the speaker is feeling remorseful. You can conclude that the speaker once lived in this house and that there is no one living in this house, because he says “a lonely house I know.” From the description of the house you can infer that the house is in very poor condition, this may be his main reasons for feeling this way. There is nothing much left of the house except for the cellar.
He is forced to live alone in a barn, where he lives his life in isolation because of his colour, which was an issue in those days. When Lennie visits him in the room, Crooks' reactions reveal the fact that he is lonely. As a black man with a physical handicap, Crooks is forced to live on the border of ranch life. He is not even allowed to enter the white men's bunkhouse, or join them in a game of cards. His resentment typically comes out through his bitter, sad, and touching vulnerability, as he tells Lennie: “…A guy needs somebody to be nea... ... middle of paper ... ...ch seems to disappear when narrating the story of the farm to Lennie.
He is the one that shares rowing duties with the determined oiler. One begins to realize that throughout the story the correspondent gains a loving and caring heart for the men, which he feels is a forming brotherhood. Also he is so frustrated with the seven Gods that rule the see he makes rude remarks toward them. this is made clear when the correspondent says “If I am going to be drowned – if I am going to b... ... middle of paper ... ... and they can be easily forgotten but when one experience something like what the four men in the raft have they begin to love the little things that a seem not existent. Needless to say nature can be very helpful and generous to man at times.