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
The speaker uses the cobweb as an object to meditate from and can be used as symbol for his life. Then something shocking happens, he proceeds to predict his own death “Before long, before anyone realizes, I’ll be gone from here” (Carver1). This unfortunately came true 2 years later. Themes in “The Cobweb” are morality, meaning how he had awareness of his own inevitable death, nostalgia, as in homesickness for the past, feeling of melancholy, longing and regret. Another theme is romanticism, Carver uses his encounter with nature (water, the sea, the cobweb) so he can dwell in the past and his
Additionally, he implies that the bird will never fly again, which means that it will be in agonizing pain and die of starvation. Jeffers goes on to state, “The wild God of the world is sometimes merciful to those/ that ask for mercy, not often to the arrogant” (13-14). Jeffers could be referring to the Christian God who shows mercy to those who believe in him and do his work while on earth. Jesus Christ rewards those who are not arrogant and do not sin against him, rather live in fellowship with him. The hawk is depicted as arrogant and humble in his last moments before death and had he asked for mercy he might have had an easier passing.
For my third and final example is how McMurphy organizes the Deep Sea Fishing trip and just needs one more man for the trip. McMurphy convinces George a patient that likes neatness to join the trip and be Captain of the boat. “Hell, George, why didn't you say you were a fisherman” Pg 195. This shows McMurphy has the power to organize a fishing trip without Nurse Ratched going. Therefore McMurphy is gaining power in the ward and Nurse Ratched is losing power to
He was able to give the reader a kind of bumpy ride as they read on the in each line he was able to give the reader an descriptive idea on what was going on as the old man had to deal with the ordeal of trying to catch the marlin and trying to also trying to survive long enough to catch the marlin and bring it back to his island. He fought off sharks that took bites out of the great marlin that he had captured and by the time that he did make it back to his island he almost died and the marlin had been mostly bone that was left from the onslaught of sharks taking bites as he floated his
Conyus uses repetition at the end of this stanza to demonstrate time, how he sat watching this horrific scene for a while as the waves came and went, taking in what he was seeing and trying to digest how this oil spill got to this point where a new morning brings a new nightmare. This line also lacks the presence of other humans in this scene; the fact that he does not comment that others are watching with him gives the idea that he alone is observing, and that he alone is going through this feeling of sadness and mourning as he watches the carcass float in the tide of regret. The imagery is infused with the idea of being forced to relive a mistake over and over again, like a recurring nightmare that does not seem to ever leave because it haunts one’s unconsciousness from the inside
The oiler is also the only character who never says, “’If I am going to be drowned—if I am going to be drowned—If I am going to be drowned, why, in the name of the seven mad gods who rule the sea, was I allowed to come thus far and contemplate sand and trees? “(115). This shows that the oiler has faith and is optimistic about many things, especially when things are at their worst, while his companions are not. Sadly, even though the oiler seems like an amazing person who deserved to live, he sadly dies. In the end of the story the author creates the picturesque scene where people are coming to save the survivors with open arms and coffee pots, only to remind the reader that oiler’s lifeless body is being dragged away.
Hope lingers in the extract in deciding their fate. A taunting and aghast tone drifts throughout the extract personifying, the ocean, mocking their chances of survival especially as their chances with fate start to become clear. Although, their chances of fate are mocked Crane does not provoke the dangers surrounding them and takes the men stranded in the ocean seriously and neither does make light of it. The sense of hope of survival derived in the opening lines of the extract when the captain states “there don’t seem to be any signs of life” on the shore. Cranes choice of the phrase “signs of life” is commonly referred to loss of life which suggests their course of fate is closer than
The correspondent endured the perilous ocean with a few others. Each man craves the welcome of land, the place they were born on and accustomed to. The correspondent felt the land was safe but in addition it brought a sense of dread because "the land's welcome for it could only be the different and sinister hospitality of the grave," (Crane 600). The oiler, one of the passengers on the boat, died as they grew closer to the sea. Although the sea was perilous, it seemed almost a better alternative than staying on land because of the remembrance of death.
Some characteristics of a Hemingway Code Hero are: Enduring hardship stoically, accepting and fearing death, yet respecting it and not afraid to die, accepting responsibility and blames for your own actions, and being skillful at some work. Santiago, from the novel, The Old Man and the Sea demonstrates all of the listed traits of a Hemingway Code Hero. Firstly, Santiago endures hardship stoically, as seen on numerous occasions. To start, the first occasion in which Santiago bares hardship is when his wife dies and he is left with no family. Santiago loved his wife dearly and she was the driving passion within his life, for what to be without her would remain a mystery.
Henry Limpet is a shy bookkeeper that loves fish. He has a friend named George Stickle who decides to enlist in the United States Navy. Mr. Limpet also tries to enlist but is rejected due to his physical physique. Feeling upset Henry travels to Coney Island where he accidentally falls into the water. Ironically he can’t swim and when he doesn’t resurface his wife and friend George assume he drowned.
During the final days of Eliezer’s father’s death, Elie’s father completely depends on Elie to bring him food, water, and keep him protected. When Eliezer discovers that his father has been taken away, he thinks to himself, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (Wiesel, 112) When Elie searches through his “feeble conscience”, or weak conscience, his mind is incapable of feeling anything towards his father. His mind is weak from the constant strain and stress of the Holocaust.
After everything, he goes home weary, broken, and beaten. With a sad smile on his face he goes to his shack and collapses to the ground in a heap. I think this proves a great deal that you must endure through life for better or for worse. Even though the last paragraph seemed a bit rough this one will seem a bit more lighthearted. When Santiago awakes from his sleep he sees Manolin and says ““The ocean is very big and a skiff is small and hard to see” He noticed how pleasant it was to have someone to talk to instead of speaking only to himself and the sea “I missed you,” he
Sharks have the task of killing the wounded, old, and sick fish in schools to keep the stocks of fish healthy and plentiful. Andy Dehart, Discovery Channel Shark Advisor, spoke about the North Carolina shark over fishing problem. The shark populations on the East Coast were extremely over-fished which lead to the over population of sting rays, a main food-stock for sharks. The stingrays in turn decimated the shellfish populations on the East Coast, leading to calm and shellfish shortages. This shows that sharks are necessary for every eco-system and their destruction affects us in more ways then we can imagine.
Similar to the idea of heaven in the afterlife in christianity. As Tony was having an epiphany about God a huge fish shot out of the calm water of the river, “The evil mouth of the black bass was open and red. Its eyes were glazed with hate as it hung in the air surrounded by churning water...” (Anaya 105). Antonio begins to think about God and sin, the black bass rips through the water as a coherent symbol of evil and wrong. Antonio hopes his first communion will be as harmonious as his