He could choose the girl. One reason he could choose the girl is the fact that she is pretty; the reader knows this because he has watched her, and he notices the little details about her like her hair. However, he could choose the fish instead. A reason that he could choose the fish is because this would be the biggest fish that he ever caught. After reading 5 pages in “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” , I can question if the boy will choose the girl or the fish.
If he cannot swim, he will probably be eaten by the tiger, Richard Parker. “Richard Parker did not jump into the water after me. The oar I intended to use as a club floated... Water kept crashing down on me. It stung my eyes. It pulled me down, I could hardly breathe...
All I know is there are no heroes in this world. Not really. Just men and women who become old and tired and lose the strength to fight for what they love any longer.” The central theme of the novel was mainly focused on community and family. Will loses everyone he had after returning from the war. Although the having traumatic issues, it showed how he coped with his loses and how brave he emerged, choosing to protect his own once
The most prominent theme I noticed about this story "The Boat" by Macleod was about sacrifice. The speaker is a young boy, youngest of his siblings and only son and tells a tale of his family dynamic, the importance of the sea and fishing. As the speaker ages, his thoughts develop a deeper and honest meaning as he becomes more involved in his surroundings and preconceived destiny. The narrator evolves by becoming more attuned to the reality and environment surrounding him. How the sea is more than a mysterious beautiful thing but holds a significant danger- eventually taking his fathers life.
Do these so called killing machines who are looking for revenge trying to eat anyone who steps foot in their home. Or are they just another fish trying to survive how they know how to. The possibility of getting bit by these sharks are as low as can be. At one time there was a reward out for anyone who had proof that they were bitten by a shark (Choi). There is a higher chance of getting struck by lightning or a vending machine falling on you than getting bitten by a shark.
There is no doubt about it when it comes to the famous stories of Ernest Hemingway. For instance, the saga of the depressed character known as Nick Adams. So much so, there are many famous stories about the titular character Hemingway wrote back in the day, Truth be told, the majority of his short stories depicting Nick Adams, is the persona of Hemingway. In the mist of Hemingway’s broken life, he creates the famous short stories of Nick Adams going on melancholic adventures one story to the next, with each of Adams’ stories telling us the same exact theme. The theme in question is constant loneliness.
Hemingway presents the elements of failure and suffering in The Old Man and the Sea by depicting several instances of suffering and failure which the Old Man, Santiago, has to go through throughout the course of the novel. According to Hemingway, life is just one big struggle. In the beginning of the novel itself, The Old Man, is presented as a somewhat frail old man who is still struggling with his life as well as his past failures. His skiff even had a sail which bore great resemblance to “the flag of permanent defeat”, with its multiple patches all over. Throughout the novel, scenes of suffering and failure are shown several times, since the events of the novel depict the Old Man, Santiago, suffering on his boat with the real possibility
However, there was no dad or friend to help me get the fish off the line, just me and my bare hands as I grabbed the bass’ lip and took out the hook for the first time on my own. As I put the fish back in the water, it was set in stone that I truly loved fishing. I have learned so much from bass fishing since that day. My dad helped me educate myself with some old fishing books that taught me almost everything I know today. My love for fishing became so great that I couldn't keep it all to myself.
Every novel or stories gives a fundamental ideas or lesson for the readers. Most of the lesson are informative and it brings a changes to the readers mind. There will be a universal of an ideas explored in a literature and readers can abstract numerous themes depending on each individual. Similarly, in the novel “the old man and the sea” Hemingway depicted several themes related to nature, people and so on. However determination can also be one of the theme for the readers because the old man, Santiago didn’t gave up fishing even if he had cramp but he took this as an encouragement in his old age.