A modern day epic hero is someone who after all their hard work, grit and effort towards their goal has all the good things in their life go wrong. In the The Old Man and the Sea, the old man, Santiago, has his whole life dedicated to fishing. Santiago is a poor man who fishes for a living even though he lives in a run down shack and rarely eats a good, healthy meal. Santiago dedicates his life to catching “the big one”. However, the actions of Santiago may be similar to the ones of epic heroes, Santiago proves to be his own kind of hero.
Despite not bearing any responsibility for the crash, Phil’s strong moral conscience makes him feel guilt for the dead crewmen (LitCharts, int.). He was Louie’s pilot and one of his great friends. He endured very much, almost as much as Louie, and his name should go unheard. A symbol displayed in the novel was sharks. The sharks represented ever-present danger, and how the characters in the story were always in danger.
Then he leaped far out into the sea…”(22). Rainford makes a difficult decision by jumping. He can either die to the dogs or take a chance and jump into the ocean. He thinks of how painful it would be to have the dogs bite at him and how quick getting smashed against the rocks would be and he takes a chance. Rainsford survives the jump and swims back to the chateau.
The novel and film Jaws both focus on the story set forth by a rogue shark disturbing the peace of Amity Island. Peter Benchley, author of the novel, describes the great fish as a self preserver who obeys its own instincts to survive. The protagonist introduced in both contexts, Chief Martin Brody, is faced to save the island from the “malevolent” shark. Outside of the external conflict of nature that Chief Brody has to face, he struggles to overturn the efforts of the mayor and islanders to keep the beach open. Through the direct and indirect characterization of Brody it is clear that Jaws is more than a story about a shark eating monster terrorizing a peaceful island.
While his uncle was alive, he helped Salva do everything throughout the journey. Even when he died nobody forgot him and Salva’s memory of his loving uncle gave him the strength to finish the journey. Food and water was the most important factor that led to his survival. He knew that there was barely any water in the desert and that it was hard to find food which taught him to treasure everything he was given. Throughout the book we are led to believe that Salva’s parents and siblings had passed away but he never lost hope that they were still alive.
The character that shows the most courage is the old, Santiago this can be seen. (68) The old man, Santiago has fear that the sharks might come and eat the fish that he caught, he said If sharks come, God pity him and me. The old man thinks he might have a bone spur, he said if the great DiMaggio had a bone spur and so simple an old man can do it. The other character that displaces courage is the young boy, Manolin he shows this trait. When, the
Orcas with different backgrounds and dialects are placed together without much thought about how this could affect them. A killer whale named Tilikum was placed in Sealand and he was expected to perform tricks that he had never done, and if he performed them incorrectly all of the whales were withheld food. “This annoyed the others, so they would rake him with their teeth, causing him to bleed” (Lewis). In the wild, when a dominant orca begins showing aggression the other orca has thousands of miles to swim away and flee the scene. However, these animals are in pools where they do not have that option.
McCandless was very primitive and never bragged about his wealthiness. Do you think I want some fancy boat? I don’t need a new car, I don’t want a new car, I don’t want anything (McCandless, 2008). I admire Mccandless for this very reason. Disregarding the bad decisions he made; his openness was enough for me to esteem him.
In Santiago, the central character of The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway has created a “Code Hero” who personifies endurance. Ernest Hemingway shows endurance in the main character Santiago. When he said “Fish… I’ll stay with you until I am dead.” After a long time waiting to catch a fish. Santiago finally catches a blue marlin. The marlin continues to lurch forward.
From the main passage, Santiago is described as somebody battling against thrashing. He has gone eighty-four days without getting a fish- - he will soon pass his own record of eighty-seven days. Practically as an indication of Santiago 's battle, the sail of his boat looks like "the banner of perpetual annihilation." But the old man declines rout every step of the way: he sets out to cruise out past the other anglers to where the greatest fish guarantee to be. He handles the marlin, attempting his record of eighty-seven days following a ruthless three-day battle, and he keeps on warding off sharks from taking his prey, despite the fact that he knows the fight is futile
He wanted to but he was afraid. His father comes down to see him and helps him to swim. Sonny’s father takes him on his boat out to a sand bar. After several tries Sonny gave up. He wasn’t as good of a swimmer as his father but his father talks to him about Sonny’s mother and how she would have taught him.
Pi also made the tiger seasick by angling the boat to rock sideways with the waves. Pi’s used an approach for finding food and water too, in other words; he overcame this obstruction by discovering the needed supplies on the boat. For water Pi used the solar stills and for food Pi fished and he consumed barnacles off the bottom of his boat. Pi’s quest was mostly comprised of taking care of Richard Parker. Subsisting on the Pacific ocean for 227 days took a toll on Pi.