Hemingway wrote, “the sun rose thinly from the sea and the old man could see the other boats, low on the water and well in toward the shore, spread out across the current” (32). The old man was not scared of going out farther into the sea if it meant the possibility of catching a fish and ending his drought. Another time in the novel that the old man showed the properties of hero is when he hooked an enormous marlin and wouldn’t give up, even if it killed him. On page 92, the old man thinks to himself, “you are killing me, fish…” (Hemingway). The old man is showing his resolve to catch the
The novel, The Old Man and the Sea, is a story about an old man, Santiago, who experienced great adversity but did not give up. The author, Ernest Hemingway, describes how an old man uses his experience, his endurance and his hopefulness to catch a huge marlin, the biggest fish he has ever caught in his life. The old man experienced social-emotional, physical, and mental adversity. However, despite the overwhelming challenges, he did not allow them to hold him back but instead continued to pursue his goal of catching a fish with determination. Santiago’s character, his actions and the event in the novel reveals an underlying theme that even when one is facing incredible struggles, one should persevere.
This is a very stereotypical story on the surface of the one that got away but there is a deeper meaning imbedded inside. Often the old man’s sanity is brought to the surface and revealed through his conversations with himself or his actions. In The Old Man and the Sea, the underlining meaning proves to be a battle for the old man’s sanity with the fish’s presence being there only to strengthen the battle.
Odysseus used his patient as he fought other monsters and gods too. Odysseus in The Odyssey showed many values and had many characteristics. The value he used the most was patience. Odysseus stayed patient while he was away by not losing hope and not giving up. This is shown in many of his actions.
In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford fits the category of Zaroff’s ideal animal to hunt, because Rainsford displays the attribute to reason by being able to make many life saving decisions throughout the story. Rainsford has the ability to reason from the very beginning of the story, because he was able to remain calm to make a life saving decision in an unnerving situation, which proves that he fits the quarry for Zaroff to hunt. As he was in the water, he recalls the gunshots he heard while he was still on the yacht, “they had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction, swimming with slow, deliberate strokes, conserving his strength” (Connell 14). Whereas most people would have panicked in the situation
In this story, I will be questioning if he will pick the bass or Sheila. He might choose the bass. A reason I think he will pick the bass is because he knows a lot about fishing. He knows scientific names and he is always fishing in his free time. Another reason I think he might choose the bass is because he has invested a lot of time and money into fishing.
The obstacles the turtle encounters are determined and tireless. In spite of his worn aspects of life,he keeps himself steady. In the short story it says “The underside of the shell was creamy yellow,clean and smooth”. His hind feet, swaying powerful in the struggle to keep his front feet on the ground (Steinbeck 759)
The punishment of hunger, and that he is against something that he does not comprehend, is everything”. These two examples constitute part of his journey on the sea, by comparing things like the brotherhood between the fish and his two
In The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago survives a three-day fishing trip while demonstrating dignity, skill, and endurance. Throughout the novel, he has demonstrated humility and wisdom through his days of fishing being unlucky and being patient knowing that his luck will soon come. He realizes how close his connection with the marlin is and how every other living thing in the world is all connected. He realizes what his purpose and place in the universe are. The universe can be connected in many different ways and if one thing is thrown off, the rest of the universe is thrown off.
According to Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, perseverance can be described as, “to persist in a state enterprise or undertaking in spite of counter influences, opposition, or discouragement.” Santiago shows his courage, persistence, and perseverance continually throughout the entire book. Through his determination, the old man finally hooked a fish, though it was not a fast catch. The fish remained latent under the water for quite some time before the man caught a glimpse of it as it jumped out of the water.
In Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago was a “Code Hero” who exemplified the admirable qualities of perseverance through his actions. Santiago was an example of perseverance when he was out at sea for two days trying to catch fish. While out on the sea, he catches a big marlin that won’t give up without a fight. While trying to catch the marlin Santiago starts dealing with problems physically, such as his hand cramping up and when the rope gets pulled too hard it cuts his right hand.
How does one's personal experiences affect their views and beliefs on life? Throughout the heartfelt novels, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway and The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald, the authors expressed their beliefs and views through their modernist and realistic writing. Both Fitzgerald and Hemingway have experienced many hardships during their lifetime,which influenced their writing styles vastly. In both of these novels, there was a life that everyone wanted. In the The Old Man and the Sea, the ideal life was to be a fisherman with unprecedented fortune.