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  • Hemingway's The Old Man And The Sea
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    Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea': An Analysis Everyone has an arch enemy. Batman had the Joker, Superman had Lex Luthor. But without their enemies, they would be unimportant, just like anyone else. One could say that they needed their enemies, that their enemies were almost friends. Similarly, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, is a love story about the relationship developed over the years between a man and his lifelong friend and foe, the sea. Within the following paragraphs, i...
  • Fish On His Line
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    Personal Writing: Fickle Fisherman It was an early Saturday morning, about 6: 00 am. I was Awake and dressed ready to fish! I had been preparing for the fishing derby for about 1 month and was ready to win. I got to the lake at about 6: 30 and started to fish. As the day progressed more and more people showed up. Before noon there was no place to sit around the lake and people couldn't fish. Lines were being crossed and people were getting kind of mad. Beside me was an old, hardened looking man ...
  • Constant Struggle Between Santiago And The Fish
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    The epic journey of "The Old Man and the Sea" describes struggle, discipline and manhood. The main characters relationships exemplify how faith and skill overcome man's adversity during life on the sea. Santiago's growing relationship with the boy idealizes his statute as a father figure and develops his integrity and values towards the boy. Hemmingway shows us how an old fisherman's will to overcome the sea's obstacles proves his manhood to himself and the young boy. His skills and knowledge of...
  • Old Man And The Fish
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    I read this book for the first time in high school and I remembered it just as well as if I had read it yesterday. As I read it again I remembered some of the same language, especially the old man talking to his hands. Cursing his left hand when it cramped up on him like it was a separate part of himself and had a mind of its own was particularly interesting. We can see immediately in the beginning of the book that this old man is in a struggle to catch fish and hasn't done so for eighty four da...
  • Longer Fishing With The Old Man
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    The Old Man and the Sea - Summary The Old Man and the Sea is the story of an epic struggle between an old man and a big fish. Santiago is the aged Cuban fisherman whose luck has left him. For eighty-four days he's been unable to make a catch. He is so conspicuously unlucky that the parents of his devoted apprentice and friend, Manolin, force the boy to leave the old man and go out in a different boat. Still, Santiago is confident that the streak will end. Although he is no longer fishing with th...
  • Third Day The Fish Tires And Santiago
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    Plot Overview The Old Man and the Sea is the story of an epic struggle between an old, seasoned fisherman and the greatest catch of his life. For eighty-four days, Santiago, an aged Cuban fisherman, has set out to sea and returned empty-handed. So conspicuously unlucky is he that the parents of his young devoted apprentice and friend, Manolin, have forced the boy to leave the old man in order to fish in a more prosperous boat. Nevertheless, the boy continues to care for the old man upon his retu...
  • Pg 75 The Old Man
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    The Old Man and the Sea Literary Analysis Ernest Hemingway portrays the Old Man as a crafty, determined fisherman; one who is ultimately in-tune and a part of nature. He completely understands his world, or maybe not understands, but simply knows. The Old Man goes out on the 85th day of his no-luck fishing streak with an almost uncanny knowledge that he will catch something to make the wait worthwhile. "Eighty-five is a lucky number", the old man said. "How would you like to see me bring in one ...
  • Water Fishing
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    This book takes place in the past and is about an old man that loves fishing in the Gulf Stream. The old man was a thin with deep wrinkles in the back of his neck and had scars on his hands from handling the fishing rope. He taught this young boy how to fish and the boy loved him. He even brought him fishing many times. But the past 84 days the old man had not caught one fish. After 40 days of not catching anything the boy left and fished on another boat. The boy still loved him and brought him ...
  • Old Man
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    The book "The Old Man and the Sea" was written by Hemingway in 1951. Just as Hemingway himself said, the work is the best one he ever wrote in his life. The book was so successful that it enabled Hemingway to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. The story of is quite simple: an Cuban fisherman finally fished a very big marlin after eighty four days' taking no fish, but the fish was too big, the old man spent three days conquering the marlin. However, on his way home, he and the big fish w...
  • Old Man And The Sea
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    Symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea has a lot of symbolism throughout the story line. A majority of the symbolism occurs when the old man is actually out in the ocean, but there is also some symbolism when he is on his island before he sets out to sea. The young boy, whom the old man taught to fish, symbolizes hope and joy for the old man. They had a strong friendship between the two of them because of this. 'The old man had taught the boy to fish, and the boy loved him....
  • Great Dimaggio For A Role Model
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    Old Man and The Sea " The great DiMaggio is himself again!' (21), in Ernest Hemingway's novel, The Old Man and the Sea, which takes place near Havana, Cuba in the Caribbean Sea, a very old, unlucky, fisherman sets out for the big catch. The greatDiMaggio is seamed throughout the novel to symbolize the old man and his struggle to catch the big fish, yet also he poses as a role model for Santiago (the old man). The old man is using the great DiMaggio for a role model. At a certain point in the str...
  • Old Man And The Sea The Boy
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    Hemingway's use of symbols and the metaphors beyond the symbols is phenomenal. Metaphors are an implied analogy that has an ideal that is being expressed and it also has an image by which that idea is conveyed. Establishing the similarities between the following dissimilarities is what helps to identify the metaphors behind the symbols in Hemingway's writings. He uses things as symbols to help express the old man's deep feelings in his journey through life. In The Old Man and the Sea the boy is ...
  • Fishing With Santiago
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    The Old Man and the Sea Book report The title of this book is The Old Man and the Sea. The number of pages is 127. Copyright date is 1952 (re-newel date is 1980). The type of book is fiction. This book takes place in the Gulf Stream, and its time is in the past. This book is told in third person point of view. One of the main character's was an old Cuban man named Santiago who was thin, with deep wrinkles in the back if his neck and had scars on his hands from handling the fishing rope. The othe...
  • Isolation Of The Old Man
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    Old Man and The Sea Human beings need to live in a group where everyone respects them and treats them equally. No human being can live alone isolated from other people because one hand can not clap by itself. In The Old Man and The Sea, the author uses setting, character and symbolism to show that people who society perceives as different are usually isolated. Once one is able to discover the reason of their existence, they are able to accept themselves in order to fulfill their goals. Through s...
  • Santiago's Young Fishing Companion The Marlin
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    The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Type of Work: Symbolic drama Setting: North Coast of Cuba; early twentieth century Principal Characters: Santiago, an old, weathered fisherman Manolin, a boy, Santiago's young fishing companion The Marlin, a gigantic fish Story Overview: Eighty-four days had passed since Santiago, the old fisherman, had caught a fish, and he was forced to suffer not only the ridicule of younger fishermen, but near-starvation as well. Moreover, Santiago had ...
  • Old Man And The Fish
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    Santiago: A Perfect Role Model for Manolin In the novel, "The Old Man and the Sea", Hemingway builds a character that is easily comparative to any great hero or idol in history. This character, named "Santiago" displays the characteristics needed to conquer his battles or at least do all he can to achieve his goals. This is especially important considering the fact that he is looked at as a mentor of sorts by another character, the young boy named Manolin. Manolin has known the old man since the...
  • Bishop's Respect For The Fish
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    The Catch of a Lifetime Adrienne Rich once said, I am an instrument in the shape of a woman trying to translate pulsations into images. Elizabeth Bishop applies Rich's quote in the poem The Fish. The poem tells about a situation where Bishop catches an unattractive fish. As she studies the fish closer, Bishop notices that the fish has special characteristics. These features slowly carry the fish from an unworthy catch to a great accomplishment. Bishop's use of imagery allows the reader to see a ...
  • 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...
  • Fish And The Old Man
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    In the novel The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway creates a story full of adventures and endurance in which an old fisherman, Santiago, is the principal character. This novel contains a specific plot which guides us throughout his journey. Likewise, Hemingway provides a well-detailed setting and characterization description that transmit us all the environmental circumstances and feelings within the story, as well within the characters. The themes used in this novel are related to the love ...
  • Old Man Strong And A Winner
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    In Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man in the Sea, Santiago, the old man, is said to be a hero and a winner by many people, including Hemingway himself. Santiago is Hemingway's idea of the perfect human; he never gives up, and yet he does not think of himself as a hero, or anyone special. He believes he is just doing what he should do, nothing uncommon or unique. For that reason, as well as many others, Hemingway, and numerous others call the old man strong, and a winner. There are a lot of examples ...

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