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.
In the poem “Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market” Naruda is speaking on behalf of a tuna, now dead, that has shown up in the market and the adventures he must have had with the sea. The poems may address different victims fallen to death, but they both have similarities such as: use of metaphors, personification, Tone and mood. The poem “Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market” is very choppy in its structure with the use of a lot of similes and repetition. In contrast “Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes” uses rhyme scheme and relies a lot on its vivid imagery and diction to tell the story. Both poems are obviously about death and they may contrast in some respect, but they have a lot in common.
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
in 1995 there were eighty seven. Jellied eels are often sold with pie and mash—another traditional East End food and were eaten with chili vinegar or with malt vinegar and white pepper. The eel was a cheap, nutritious and mostly quickly available food source for the people of London. In Europe, the eels were once so common in the Thames that the nets were set as far as upriver as London itself, and eels had become an reliable source for the poor in London. The water quality of the Thames has improved since the 1960's and a much better quality even in today's day.
Imagine a tremendous fish with a beard. In Elizabeth Bishop “The Fish” a person catches a big fish that has been hooked before. The fish has broke a lot of hooks in the past, but this one person catches it and obtain victory. Then the person feels bad for the fish and throws it back into the water. The theme of the poem “The Fish” man over comes nature.
Elizabeth Stone relates the fish to being in a struggle, by stating "He was speckled with barnacles, fine rosettes of lime, and infested with sea lice" (16-19). Stone describes how the fish is in such a bad physical state, because the fish has barnacles growing on him. Stone also states, "The dramatic reds and blacks of his shiny entrails" (30-31). This piece of imagery Stone uses, represents the cuts on the fish, showing the organs inside and stating how vibrant the colors are. Stone also explains what the boat looks like when Stone catches the fish.
The ode is a poetic form meant to praise or exult a certain individual, usually in regards to their athletic ability. Historically, there have been odes to Olympians, leaders, and even Grecian urns, but in Pablo Neruda’s poem “Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market,” he is commending a dead fish amidst a sea of spoiling vegetation. He praises the tuna for being the premier fish in the sea, and how even the dead fish is magnificent in comparison to the surrounding prosaic goods; Neruda insists it is a shame that such a creature was killed. While a fish isn’t an outrageously irregular subject for an ode, the message is conveyed through a unique poetic form. Neruda decides to write the poem in a vertical style, with each line being a few words, so the poem is much longer reading down the paper than it is reading across.
My first character is Tita, the main character. She was the daughter of Mama Elena and a mulato man. Thought the movie Tita is being raised and nurtured by Necha, the house cook who happens to be a native indian or mulato woman. Since Tita spent most of her life by Necha’s side instead of her mother, she learned the customs of Nechas culture. Tita learned how to cook with native spices and how to use plants for healing, like the tree bark she used on Roberto’s back when he got burned.
In As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner uses the characters Anse and Cash, and a motif/symbol in "My mother is a fish," to reveal the psychological and societal problems of the twenties and thirties. Written as soon as the panic surrounding the stock market in 1929 started, Faulkner is reported as having, “took one of these [onion] sheets, unscrewed the cap from his fountain pen, and wrote at the top in blue ink, 'As I Lay Dying. ' Then he underlined it twice and wrote the date in the upper right-hand corner"(Atkinson 15) We must take care to recognize Faulkner not as a man of apathy, but one of great compassion and indignation at the collapse of the economic foundation of the U.S. This is central in appreciating the great care with which he describes the desolation and poor landscape of Yoknapatawpha County, which is where As I Lay Dying takes place. Faulkner personifies the disabling effect of the Great Depression through Anse, specifically his inability to sweat after a heat stroke in his youth, through his multi-faceted character,” I have never seen a sweat stain on his shirt.
In Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “The Fish,” a fisherman catches an imposing fish. As the fisherman holds the magnificent creature out of the water with his/her ‘hook fast in the corner of the fish’s mouth,’ he/she begins to admire the fish for having obviously fought long and hard all its life (Bishop 3). In a sense, the speaker compares the fish to a war veteran who had seen one too many battles. On at least five occasions, five other fishermen had attempted to reel-in the beast given the “five old pieces of fish line” and “their five big hooks” embedded in its mouth (Bishop 51). Bearing this in mind, the speaker thinks of the fish-line and hooks as battle-scars and consequently, looks upon the fish as a skilled survivor rather than a regular,
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
Ironically he can’t swim and when he doesn’t resurface his wife and friend George assume he drowned. In reality though he had transformed into a fish. The fish Limpet, while having some underwater adventure, discovers that he can perform an underwater “roar.” Even though he is a fish, Limpet is still determined to help the Navy. Limpet searches around and finds a convoy and requests to see George. With George 's help he becomes enlisted in the Navy
This November, while we were visiting my grandmother at Cape Cod, my dad and I made a delicious dinner in the style of Redwall. We looked at different recipes and decided on Lemon and Butter Trout, along with some October Ale to drink. We did not have access to trout so we bought fresh Cod. We began by cutting open the fish and sliding slices of butter inside the slot. Once the butter was inside the fish, we cut one of out two lemons in half, squeezed one half onto the fish for lemon juice, and laid the second half neatly on top of the fish in thin slices.
A work of art that I found really beautiful was actually one I saw at the Pima west campus art gallery. It was a “save the tuna” poster, meant to raise awareness about the Bluefin tuna, which is on the brink of extinction due to overfishing. This poster is truly stunning, the background is a realistic aquatic scene made up of a blend of blues, greens, and whites. The text “save the Tuna” is brilliant navy blue with an opaque quality that gives it mysterious and really makes it look like the everything is underwater, about to break through the surface. The tuna is made up of a collage of powerful words like “endangered” “decline” and “collapse,” al meant to evoke powerful emotions in the viewer.
These birds were listed as endangered on March 11, 1967 and also rely on the basin for crayfish to eat. In addition to birds, plenty of fish can be found in the basin and fishermen frequent the basin in search of Tilapia (3). Tilapia can be found by the hundreds in the basin along with corvina and an occasional striped bass, mullet, croaker, or sargo (3). The endangered pupfish, though rare, also rely on the basin for survival (10). Pupfish are also the only native species in the Salton Sea, thriving in shallow bodies of water with a high salt and heat