Lena Warren January 7th, 2017 Writing 9/10 Old Man and the Sea Essay The Old Man and the Sea : The symbolism of the Marlin In the literary fiction, The Old Man and the Sea, written by Ernest Hemingway, creates a battle between a fisherman and a marlin, presenting the fisherman as the ideal man. The successful fisherman, Santiago, sets out onto the sea to find his big break, in this case he encountered the marlin. The battle between Santiago and the marlin was much greater than a fisherman trying to catch a large fish. The marlin caught by the fisherman, symbolizes Communion, crucifixion, and redemption. The marlin has conveyed symbolism of Christ and Communion, making a connection to the symbolic ritual of The Last Supper.
After the death of the guy in the pond, and near death experience of his child, Brody seems to realize that this is a pressing issue that needs to be resolved now. Since nobody seems to be effective in hunting down the shark, Brody takes it upon himself to go after it by hiring Captain Quint and taking
He goes as far as to buy a house across the bay just so she would notice him. He also seems to not care that she is still married to Tom, and gets frustrated when she doesn 't comply with his request for her to ditch him. Nick on the other hand has a strong attraction for Jordan Baker. Both of them are on the same social status but, Jordan cannot make her own decisions and is controlled financially by her Aunt. Nick seems to altogether disregard her passion of cheating lying and being uninterested in other people and gets disappointed when she could care less about Myrtle 's death.
The characters of both stories made some good and bad choices for their wishes; wouldn 't you! In the fictional short story ‘What of This Goldfish, Would you wish’, Sergei Goralick, a Russian hermit living in Jaffa, was fishing on one of his valued late night fishing trips, when he caught a magical goldfish that granted him three wishes. He uses his first two wishes in order to help his friends, but is hesitant to use his last. Sergei knows that when he uses his third wish, he has to let his goldfish, who is now his best friend, free. One day, a boy named Yonatan comes to Sergei 's home, and asks him questions about what he would wish for.
This subtle difference between the two, results in the classmates being cruel and mean to Margot, but at the end, feel sorry for their actions, as shown in “Apologize”. In the song “Apologize”, the singer is made fun of and people are mean to him, which proves the results of being mean from the victim’s point of view. In both of these forms of art, we are able to learn that the resulting consequence of being mean is feeling responsible and that apologizing may not always be the strategy to solve a problem like such. A commonality between “All Summer in a Day” and “Apologize” is that they both describe someone feeling bad for his or her cruel actions. In Bradbury 's short story, the children are terribly cruel to her because they restrained her from seeing the sun.
After five years their love is rekindled. As the time at his home and their time goes by and Gatsby is throwing his clothes at Daisy the same verse keeps replaying, “will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful.” Gatsby is throwing his youth and beauty at her and she appears to start crying. She says, “it makes me sad”, she realizes she lost five years of her youth and freedom giving up Gatsby and not being with him. She becomes aware that Gatsby is her true love and knows he is the man that will love her when she is no longer young and beautiful. Through this scene it becomes obvious this song evokes idealism because of both Daisy and Gatsby’s unrealistic dreams and awareness of how simple life could have been if they stopped pursuing empty pleasure.
Jack is trying to make sense of this new world and turns to his mother for answers; however, her answers often prove unsatisfactory to the boy. (47) Viewing the novel as only a story of psychological trauma and suffering however would be too one-dimensional a view of it. Also something all major criticism on the novel has glossed over or has not delved
Manolin must rather fish with successful fishermen. So Santiago must fish alone. He decides to go far out into the Gulf Stream and tells Manolin his plan explaining that his bad luck is over. On the 85th day , at noon a massive marlin takes his bait. The fish pulls the boat for 2 days and 2 nights and the old
The “bullet” has a negative connotation to it because it often is associated with gun violence, warfare, homicides, and death. The metaphor insinuates that the girl is hurting him on the inside because this literary device indicates the girl hurting him after they fell out of love. Moreover, the narrator describes a boy’s past situation by stating that “… his skin / was a boy with a sad laugh” (4-5). This “sad laugh” is an oxymoron that shows the boy appears