This is because it contains a variety of raw, utterly human emotions, and usually presents the ‘drive’ for the protagonist to accomplish an unbeatable task. In the Old Man and the Sea, Santiago is driven by his wounded pride to fare out far into sea in order to kill the Marlin. He succumbs to his pride and kills the marlin, and then questions it “You killed him (the marlin) for pride and because you are a fisherman…If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him. Or is it more?” .A more humanlike attribute has never been
It brightly shines and blinds him, making it harder for him to see the marlin. Another obstacle the old man faces is when the rope cuts the flesh in the working part of his right hand and his left hand cramps “into a claw” (56-58). Although the old man suffers in pain and exhaustion due to the great size of the fish, the overwhelming sun, and his injured hands, he does not quit but keeps persisting. He does not let go of the fish. He maintained his strong desire to conquer the
The flying fish was the reason he could catch fish and survive. He even struggled to kill flying fish but the desperation of keep going and to live was so great that when he caught a Dorado, Pi bludgeoned a Dorado to death. The need to stay alive was so great that it turned Pi from gentle, animal lover person into someone who thirsted for the blood of sea turtles. “Lord, to think I’m a strict vegetarian. To think that when I was a child I always shuddered when I snapped open a banana because it sounded to me like the breaking of an animal’s neck.
If I cannot fish with you. I would like to serve in some way.” ( Ernest Hemingway, page 12). The boy, in this quotation, is insisting on the old man to let him bring sardines for the old man to use as baits or to eat. By this saying, the reader is first introduced to the boys extreme care for the old man and this shows the boy’s loyalty and need to help for the ones he cares about for even though his parents prevented him from going fishing with the old man he wants to help the old man in any way he can. The boy feels the need to help the old man however he
As a matter of fact, this tragedy had a very important effect on the people; especially, when the men went hunting for the whale’s blubber and waxy oil. These men never considered how dangerous the sea can be. In the following manner, the story of Moby Dick symbolizes the power of nature. Furthermore, the story talks about this man called Ahab that is the captain of the Pequod crew; it demonstrates his desire for vengeance on a whale that took one of his legs. Ever since that terrifying moment he has seen the whale as an obstacle or a wall that needs to de eliminate.
So when he got back to shore he fell down to Jesus in regret that he questioned Jesus’ words. He told Jesus "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!" Jesus told him “it’s okay but from now on you will catch man, not fish.” Another miracle for his apostles that is also a nature miracle is when Jesus walked on water. Late one night he told Peter to go on the Sea of Galilee on a boat. When he was on the water he saw Jesus walking towards him in his boat.
I know others better. (p.8).” The old man still wants to prove himself to the boy as he decided to sail far away alone to kill a truly big fish and to insist that he is not a salao as many have called him. “I told the boy I was a strange old man,” he said. “Now is when I must prove.” Thus, because of his greatness in the past and also the words from Manolin, they are a force that make the old man finally killed the great fish to be a prize for himself as a fisherman and to show the boy that he is the best fishermen like the boy wants him to
He pushes past the faintness and dizziness he experiences, he pushes himself to see beyond the black spots in his weary vision and he pushes past the pain in his hands to catch the Marlin which puts up a great fight against this frail old man. The Old Man’s struggles throughout the novel are predominantly Man versus Self and Man versus Nature, since his struggles are always against the seas, the Marlin and the sharks who begin to hunt him. Also, while he is traversing the seas for fish, his struggles with the pain he experiences are a large example of the Man vs Self
Ernest Hemingway also won the Noble Prize for Literature for the same book in the year 1954 for “his mastery of the art of narrative”. He died in the year 1961. Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons Year of Publication : 1952 Themes of the novel: Theme of life and reality: The old fisherman was a very skilled one and he was not doubtful of his abilities. However, luck favoured him not in the declining of his age. So he spent his life in utter poverty.
The film won numerous awards including the Oscar for the best animated short film. The novella is about an old and experienced fisherman, Santiago, who has a boy, Manolin, as a companion. After 84 days without a catch, the old man goes deeper into the water and hooks an enormous marlin. There is a long battle between the old man and the marlin, which the old man eventually wins, but then loses the marlin to sharks when rowing it back to land. Although Petrov’s film omitted many aspects of the novella to fit it into a short film, he still captured the essence of the novella and then used artistic creativity to further it; he specifically succeeded in capturing man’s interconnectedness to nature and the relationship between the old man and the boy.