The Old Man and the Sea can be explored as an allegory of Hemingways own literary experiences or the representation of life as a constant struggle. Repetitions and the ability to describe the meaning by few short simple words can be illustrated by the following examples: 'You " re tired, old man,' he said. 'You " re tired inside. (112), He was beautiful, the old man remembered, and he had stayed (50), It jumped again and again in the acrobatics of its fear (72), to mention a few. His ability to describe the things realistically in precise and simple manner, reverting to the snapshots of perception can be illustrated by the following passage from The Old Man and the Sea: Just before it was dark, as they passed a great island of Sargasso weed that heaved and swung in the light sea as though the ocean were making love with something under a yellow blanket, his small line was taken by a dolphin. He saw it first when it jumped in the air, true gold in the last of the sun and bending and flapping wildly in the air In conclusion, we can summarize that Hemingways writing style and techniques produce great impression on the reader.
He uses a special literary style, a peculiar form of narrative realistic exhibition. Hemingways style is rather the way of presenting a series of views and impressions to the reader than a way of telling stories. The use of abrupt and expressive words works in conjunction with impressive narration. These short words seem to promote and give the reader free samples from real life, the laconic phrases can be seen to re frame their original narratives into a readers world. The words and phrases are as simple as the prose is. They are touching and disarming.
The rhetoric and narrative style is exciting and well thought-out. The novels provide an interesting impression on the reader: although quite strange and unusual, but absolutely authentic and trustworthy positive. The characters are described so vividly due to use of these techniques, sincerity of performance and plenty of psychological details. The Old Man and The Sea and A Farewell to Arms are stuffed with correct intonations and emotions. They also have embarrassingly simple ending that is astonishing in its simplicity: the man wins the victory over him and will be rewarded by the only thing worthy to live for.