As the old man is battling the marlin, the action of the fish circling around his boat is repeated constantly. Hemingway’s use of repetition emphasizes the difficulty of the battle. The repetitive use of the word circle describes how the fight between the two very stubborn enemies kept going on continuously, as if in a circle. Powered by his pride, the old man’s motivation remains unwavered throughout. He withstands the intense pa... ... middle of paper ... ...rks have defeat him, “ They beat me.
When one is extremely dedicated, he might be more likely to achieve his goals. Santiago remains devoted to catching fish, which helps him to reach his aspirations. In The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, Santiago shows dedication to overcoming his struggle with fish through the pain he suffers, the long journey taken, and the time without fish. Being dedicated to achieving one’s dreams, despite excessive amounts of pain suffered, can help to ensure success. Santiago experiences extreme amounts of pain, yet he still remains devoted to catching fish: “He leaned back against the line and now it burned his back and his left hand, and his left hand was…cutting badly” (Hemingway 82).
Duncan changes Gus throughout the book, making Gus realize that there are more important things to life than fishing, and these things can lead to a happy fulfilled life, which in turn will help Gus enjoy life and fishing more. Duncan introduces a character, Eddy, who significantly changes Gus’s views on what he needs in his life and she gives Gus a sense of motivation or inspiration. Eddy changes Gus by their first encounter with each other, when Eddy instills in Gus a need to fulfill his life and when they meet up again, completing his need. Fishing is Gus’s first passion but he loses it after he puts all of himself into it, and when Eddy comes into his picture Gus feels a need to have more in his life, like love. Through finding love he re-finds his passion for fishing and learns more about himself.
In Santiago, the central character of The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway created a “Code Hero” who personified courage, endurance and friendship. Santiago surpasses many hardships while being courageous, brave and by being a friend. During his hunt to find the fish, he was able to build a friendship with Manolin. Manolin looked up to Santiago, and was brought to tears after realizing his love for the old man 's determination. He became inspired to learn how to fish and began to have the same urge to catch a fish.
Manolin's concern for Santiago is very significant to their relationship. It keeps the united even after a huge difference in their age. When Santiago returns after loosing his spectacular catch, it's Manolin who cries at the sight of the wounds "he saw the old man's hand and started to cry" (p. 122), and vows that he will never allow the old man to fish alone again. Therefore' Manolin has proven his relationship to Santiago through his moral respect. The danger confronting Santiago in the external nature represents the troubles of existence.
Santiago and Christ both are destroyed physically; however, both are not at all defeated. In fact, Christ rises from death in glory, and Santiago’s struggles and fatigues turn into new determination after killing the fish. Santiago is honored after he brings the fish home, because he has suffered hunger, thirst, loneliness, pain, out at sea, yet he finds healing and life through the fish he tries so hard to catch and protect. After all, when something is truly worth fighting for, it is won with pride and triumph.
Various arguments were established. Some argued that the novel’s theme was Santiago’s struggle, the friendship with the fish and other characters; Santiago’s perseverance and that he really ended up as a triumphant man. But to argue that those were also the main themes of the book is also a difficult thing to do. Even though Santiago fought and kept on with his struggle to catch the fish, he was defeated because he lost it at the end. Defeat, according to the Larousse Chambers English Dictionary, is when you are overthrown in a battle, you lose a game and therefore you don’t win: you don’t gain or reach your goal.
Santiago's pride keeps him going at all times throughout the novel. When it seemed like he was not going to catch the fish he never gave up. He wanted to bring back the biggest fish to prove to everyone he was still a great fisherman. Santiago's hands were cramping and bleeding, but he never once felt pity for himself as he told his left hand, “ what kind of
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
Manolin is the innocent side of Santiago 's personality, sharing many of his interests but looking on them with fresh eyes. Santiago, for his part, sees Manolin as someone who should aspire to greater things than Santiago did in his own life, but also enjoys the boy 's attention and loves him as a son. Hemingway uses simplicity language to convey the strength of emotions in his novel. “The old man had taught the boy to fish and the boy loved him,” (10) Manolin is the devoted pupil of Santiago.Hehas learned the art of fishing from Santigo. He has been with him since the afe of five.