In conclusion, the sea is symbolic of the entire world in “Old Man and The Sea”, and Santiago barely even touched the water and learned so much, while teaching others even more. Santiago’s story gives insight to universal truths about human interaction with the world, and exposes how respect, confidence, pride, and determination can drive anybody through any challenge. Finally, Santiago’s fight with the marlin proves to be a symbol of the true meaning, and positive attitudes of
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. His strength of mind is still strong like his youth. Therefore this essay will emphasize on the old man’s struggle against marlin, battle of willingness and his bravery which supports the theme determination. The old man Santiago struggles against marlin over day and night. Santiago travels far beyond from his home because he needs to reveal his strength and prove that he is still able to be the fisherman that he once was.
That it was unable to deal with this boy who spoke the language of the world” (Coelho 85). The author uses magic realism in this novel to prove that anything is possible and to never let fear become an obstacle. Santiago accomplished what he believed that he could not do and realized that the wind, sand nor the sun held the answer, but rather the higher power did, which initially is
Breanna Miller Prof.Long English 83 December 6, 2016 The Old Man And The Sea The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible . The positive traits in good people really depends on someone's personality, you can’t also judge a book by its cover. In the book Ernest Hemingway it tells a story of an old man named Santiago who, is in some form of unlucky, he is also known to be the worst fisherman. But, a young boy named Manolin, who once fished with the old man, Santiago. His parents told Manolin that the old man is an unlucky
At the end of his journey, however he is beaten down both mentally and physically. In Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea, the author uses turtles as a symbol for Santiago and his tragedy. At the beginning of the novel, Santiago talks about turtles as beautiful creatures which highlights his emotional health and positive connection to nature at the start of his journey. As Santiago rows his boat far out of the harbor he spots a green turtle, “He loved green turtles and their hawk-bills with their elegance and speed” (Hemingway 36). Santiago’s description of the turtles’ elegance and speed is symbolic of his optimism and strength.
Santiago is persevering the fish as someone like him, as more of a brother than a fish in the sea. However, at times he reverts back to referring to the fish as “the fish”. This may imply the moments when Santiago needs his inner strength to kill the fish and accept its death. If he continued to refer to the fish as he, he would still feel that connection to him and it was important for him to momentarily let go of that sense of connection, and stick the harpoon through the fish’s heart. These important additions of structure can be used as a perfect demonstration of the relationship between the man and fish.
When we read these two books, Walden and The Old Man and The Sea, we are able to realize the importance of dignity for Thoreau and Santiago, the main character of The Old Man and The Sea. I will consider what their dignity is and how they get dignity. Santiago and Thoreau seem to live for their dignity and they act to protect their dignity. Dignity becomes their core. Then, for Santiago, It seems that his dignity is being a fisherman.
During the past few weeks, I have been reading the novella "The Old Man and the Sea", and I have enjoyed it very much. In this essay, I will be relating my thesis statement to my likes and dislikes about the book. To begin with, my thesis statement is: Santiago 's excessive pride leads to his own defeat. In my statement, I would like to define excessive pride as it relates to the book. In this passage, the pride represents the fish, and excessive pride means that when Santiago catches the fish, he is extremely proud of himself because it was the biggest marlin he has ever seen and experienced.
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
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway takes place on the seas of Cuba and conveys the story of an old man who struggles with catching fish for 85 days. Santiago, an old fisherman, participates in literal battles throughout the span of the novella. Over the course of the story, Santiago goes up against a giant marlin that proves to be a feisty competitor, a group of vicious sharks vying for the marlin, and he is also challenged by the difficulty of transporting the mast of his skiff to his shack once he returns from his trip on the sea. With the usage of characterization and symbolism, Hemingway demonstrates Santiago’s tenacious persistence, in order to show that hard work doesn’t always result in a positive outcome. On his 85th day out to sea, Santiago encounters a marlin who resists his attempts at catching him leading to a two-day feud.