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  • Makes Santiago A Noble Hero
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    In The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway describes an old fisherman and the unfortunate trials he faces as his 'luck' runs out. Through the novel, the fisherman, Santiago, replicates Hemingway's ideal man, a noble hero. Hemingway had a Code of Behavior that he himself followed. He had morals that were strict and an appreciation for instinct and human nature. He had a specific way of living life and an understanding of time. He believed in taking risks and acting upon instinct. He believed th...
  • Unique Relationship Between Santiago And Manolin
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    The Old Man In The Sea The "Old Man and the Sea" is a heroic tale of man's strength pitted against forces he cannot control. It is a story about an old Cuban fisherman and his three-day battle with a giant Marlin. Through the use of three prominent themes; friendship, bravery, and Christianity; the "Old Man and the Sea" strives to teach important life lessons to the reader while also epitomizing Santiago, the old fisherman, as a Hemingway code hero. The relationship between Santiago and the boy ...
  • Pain Santiago
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    Literary Essay The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway ties together a story about a fisherman trying to catch a fish and a deeper story about a man attempting to prove to society that he is not useless. This novella is an example of Man's struggle to maintain dignity in the face of adversity. The old fisherman (Santiago) could have easily given up against the giant 18 foot marlin, but he could not stand going home one more day being looked at as an aging failure by h...
  • Santiago And Jesus Christ
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    Susan Sublet t Classics of World Literature Dr. Haa visto April 24, 2000 Biblical Symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway's novels were adventurous, colorful, and romantic, as was his personal life. In fact, many critics have concluded that his dramatic life was Ernest Hemingway's finest work, and it was the experiences he had along his restless and often violent journey that provided the literary world with some of American literature's most influential novels. Like all great writ...
  • Hemingway's Old Man And The Sea
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    This may be true in all cases, but it is clearly predominant in Ernest Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea. It is evident that Hemingway modeled the main character, Santiago after his own person, and that the desires, the mentality, and the lifestyle of the old man are identical to Hemingway's. Santiago is an old fisherman who lives in a small coast town in Cuba. At the time that Hemingway wrote the story, he was also an elderly gentlemen and was such an avid fisherman throughout his life, that book...
  • Santiagos Pride
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    One can describe a hero as someone who achieves greatness. The Old Man and the Sea, a novel by Ernest Hemingway, involves an old man named Santiago, who establishes himself as a great fisherman many times, but yet, he still struggles to prove it again and again. Santiago lives in a small fishing village off the coast of Havana, Cuba, and fishing is imperative to his survival. Although an immeasurable amount of skill is found in Santiago, eighty-four days passed without him hooking a single fish....
  • Sharks Santiago
    645 words
    Perseverance, Courage, and Wisdom Used in Everyday Life Throughout a life, people have to overcome obstacle after obstacle to be successful in the world. Humans are thrown challenges day after day, week after week. Everyone must try hard at something to be truly happy in their life. In Ernest Hemingway's novel The Old Man and the Sea, he used the marlin and the sharks as symbols, and gave Santiago certain character attributes to depict the perseverance, courage, and smarts needed to get through ...
  • Great Purpose To Jake Barnes Life
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    Ernest Hemingway best exemplifies his hero code in his novels The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and The Sea through his protagonists Jake Barnes and Santiago. The honor code for each of these characters means avoiding and struggling against the meaninglessness of life (nada) and instead embracing a passion for life which they demonstrate by means of their actions and feelings. The Hemingway code embodies principles that govern the actions of Hemingway's main protagonists in his novels. They are...
  • Story The Old Man
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    Psychosocially therapeutic aspects of The old Man and the SeaThis exceptional story should be used as a therapeutic aid for hopeless and depressed people who needed a powerful force for continuing struggles of life against fate. They should say as the boy Manolin, 'I'll bring the luck by myself. ' In the story the old man tells us 'It is silly not to hope... besides I believe it is a sin. ' Hemingway draws a distinction between two different types of success: outer-material and inner-spiritual. ...
  • Parallel Between Santiago And Jesus Christ
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    'There is never a simple key to any writer worth much attention, but in the case of Hemingway there is something that looks so like a key... that it cannot escape any informed and thoughtful reader's notice' (O'Conner 153). Ernest Hemingway was one such author. Very rarely did he summarize statements, therefore the only way to solve his puzzle was to take it apart and examine each components. One of the hidden elements that the reader must analyze closely is the parallel between Santiago and Jes...
  • Hemingway Hero
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    Hemingway Hero' is the foundation for the main character in all of Hemingway's stories. The 'Hemingway Hero' is always a man, more so, he is a rough, woodsy type; a real man's-man. He drinks, he hunts, and he acts first then asks questions later. He goes from one woman to another, and women are good for little more than reproduction. (Shoemaker) He has hopes, dreams, convictions and believes which he strictly follows, but he does not talk about them. This is one great example of the 'Hemingway H...
  • Lions Santiago
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    In Ernest Hemingway's masterpiece, The Old Man and the Sea, he uses much symbolism to assist the readers understanding of the massage he is trying to portray. The Old Man and the Sea isn't just a book about an old man and the sea. There are many hidden meanings to it. Each element represents different things. The marlin, for example, represents strength, beauty and the last challenge we all go though. The lions in his dreams resemble youth, freedom, and also strength. Santiago, the old man, symb...
  • Santiago's Perseverance And Bravery
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    'The Old Man and the Sea " The Old Man and the Sea is a heroic tale of a man's strength pitted against forces that he can't control. It is a tale about an old Cuban fisherman and his three-day battle with a giant Marlin. Through the use of three prominent themes: friendship, bravery, and Christianity. The 'Old Man and the Sea's strives to teach important life lessons to the reader. One of the most important themes in this story and in life is, friendship. The relationship between the old man and...
  • Three Parallels Between Santiago And The Marlin
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    1. Describe Santiago's character in regard to the adversity he faces. What political or historical person could you compare him to? Explain. Santiago faces many adversities in the novel but the main one that makes up the plot is Santiago being shunned as a fisherman in his village by all of the people because he can not catch one fish. A political person that compares to Santiago is Elizabeth Anne Seton. She fought for women's right to vote and did not care what people called her and what men th...
  • Hemingway Code Heros
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    Ernest Hemingway had a specific type of character in each and every one of his works of literature. These characters were called the Hemingway Code Heroes. Hemingway Code Heros followed a strict code of behaviors which allowed them to live their life to the fullest. These Heros lived simple lives without all the luxuries that others had. They concentrate on the problem at hand and do not get swayed by outside events. Avoiding intense personal relationships allows the Hero to stay focused. In The...
  • Santiago's Trip And Christ
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    Few writers have accomplished the task of captivating an audience by creating a Christ-like character. In The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway achieves this task in his character development of Santiago. Santiago is a fisherman in the Caribbean who has had a successful and happy life, but has struggled for the last eighty-four day to catch a fish. He would then find himself in the greatest test of his life as he tries to reel in a great marlin. Though, his experiences in catching the marlin...
  • Santiago's Big Fishing Trip
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    People are interested in other people: how the act, where they go, what they think about in any number of situations. That interest is one of the reasons many people enjoy reading stories about imaginary people who seem real. Characterization is the technique a writer uses to create lifelike characters. A writer may use various methods of characterization, but all characters are described as either dynamic or static. Dynamic characters change in and throughout a novel, while static characters st...
  • Old Man's Adventurous Spirit
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    What makes a hero? Alike with all other persons, Ernest Hemingway had his own perceptions of what a hero truly is. In Hemingway's novella, The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago, the old man, attained characteristics that could depict him as an ideal "Hemingway Hero". Through the old man's adventurous spirit, his fearlessness of death, determination, and his independence, Santiago fits Hemingway's hero description. The old man, Santiago, acquires the qualities of an outdoorsman. Being an outdoorsman ...

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