Heroism In The Old Man And The Sea

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An old Cuban fisherman named Santiago who’s unsuccessful of finding a fish he can get for 84 days straight. His wife died few years ago, discovered the kind of pride and heroism when he and a marlin fish went through an encounter. This novel The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Bimini, Bahamas and published in 1952. Hemingway’s kind of wordings in this story is just like Santiago’s devotion to precision and his enthusiasm with his craft. The Old Man and the Sea novel’s way of addressing the fundamental human/American experience is insufficient to be considered as The Great American Novel.

The Old Man and the Sea is not enough to be considered as one is because it did not address enough American experience. “The ocean is
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“They sleep and the moon and the sun sleep and even the ocean sleeps sometimes on certain days when there is no current and a flat calm.” In other words, from where Santiago live most of them only depends on the ocean and all about the ocean. Throughout reading the story and figuring out that it was also deprived of the kind of people in their time have for a living. This shows that before fishing is the only way for them to survive which is not true because there is so much more to do for a living especially for Santiago who is old. If only Hemingway intensify more opportunities for Santiago to really show the human/American experience. This is important because just like in the story, places are also like the people, it represents the kind of race and culture each person and places have to one another and that feeling is what people in today inherited from their ancestors. In conclusion, the people in The Old Man and the Sea should 've exposed more in different places to make it more appealing because it one is of the big factor for the human/American
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