Hemingway's Courage In The Old Sea

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The old man encourages us to take a risk, because if we do it, we may find the luck in it. Who knows? It can be happen though. His another bravery is showed when the old man fight with the marlin. At the first time, he was shocked because the fish is bigger than he guess. It is rather big to handle by himself, but he showed that he cannot be beaten by its size. He bravely fight against the marlin by using simple equipment that we might think it cannot be used to kill the fish. I respect for his bravery. Not all people have it. In addition, the old man also shows his bravery when he had an epic battle against the sharks. Yes, a crew of sharks, not only one or two sharks. Can you imagine, being alone on the ocean, on the small boat and then…show more content…
Besides, Hemingway tells the battle of the old man and the sharks in such a detail way. Hemingway makes the scene look real and makes me feel like I see the battle directly. I can feel the old man’s emotion when he fight those sharks. Deep in his heart, he might be afraid to fight with them. Afraid of being injured or maybe killed, because he know his opponents are strong and fearless. But again, this cannot be the reason for him to do nothing. He gathered all his bravery and fight them. He succeed to beat some sharks and drove them out too. His bravery is awesome. He might be old, but he is not a coward, and he already prove…show more content…
Hemingway illustrates how the old man has a power which he already showed from the story of his battle with the marlin and the sharks. However, there is something important. His true strength is coming from his heart. Can you see how many things that he had been through? He fight the marlin and he get it, but then he lose it. He fight the sharks, he kill them, but at the end he lose again. But then again, even though he loses, he is a winner. It is because he is not broken. After all the things that happened in his life, which make him sad and regret them, he still have his strength on him. The ocean cannot defeat him that is the fact. Hemingway successfully send the message of this story to the reader. The man can be destroyed, but not defeated. I wish all of us has the mental strength of this fisherman. The Old Man and The Sea, a simple yet interested novel that worth to
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