In “The Prey” By Tom Isbell The main character's qualities contribute to the theme of the novel by adding a character that we can relate to. First of all, in the text in states“Sometimes I feel utterly invisible”(6) Furthermore “We have to get up there and do what's right to save ourselves and countless others(365)In the first Quote it shows the reader that Book (the main character in the story) doesn't have very many friends and feels invisible. In the other quote it shows the reader that book has made new friends and has stood up for himself. Ultimately, this shows that the character qualities contribute to the theme and makes it easier for the reader to get the
My first reason is when the author uses the characters to display real or actual human emotions and characteristics. For example, how she feels when Raheem kisses
His happiness ended when he attracted a handful of sharks. The first shark came swiftly eating a quarter of the fish, but was killed by Santiago. Then two more sharks came attacking the fish and then dying at the hands of Santiago. When Santiago had surveyed the damage he saw that most of the fish was eaten and there was nothing left but a skeleton. After all his journey, Santiago was battered down and broken returning home. As Manolin takes pity and a sense of pride for what Santiago, has done and went through he promised him he would never leave his side and would fish with him. Santiago at the end of the book is not filled with pride, but instead with regret, because of after all he went through to catch the Marlin he failed, to bring back all of it .
However, he was unlucky and has not caught a single fish for eighty-four days, and everyone thought he will fail and did not have faith in him. Even the parents of the boy Manolin wanted him to stay away from Santiago. Despite these judgments, Santiago does not give up and he still clings on to his dream of catching a big fish, so he went out further in the sea. He works hard for his goals, and finally caught a huge marlin. Santiago struggles physically and mentally with the huge marlin and his unlucky fate. Sharks ate up the huge marlin while they were still at sea, and they only left the skeleton for the old man to take back to his
The old man Santiago struggles against marlin over day and night. Santiago travels far beyond from his home because he needs to reveal his strength and prove that he is still able to be the fisherman that he once was.
Human morality is a common issue in the story, so the readers can identify what the characters in the story
Different fictional books often reveal elements of human nature through a conflict between the characters during a certain event in a story. In “The Possibility of Evil, the main character, Miss Strangeworth, gave people her opinions on different topics by writing mean letters to the townspeople because she thought “there was so much evil in people”, eventually
Based on the circumstances that they are developed in, humans are capable of both good and evil. Markus Zusak's The Book Thief explores the complexities of human nature through his use of setting, symbols and characters. Different characters possess different qualities based on their experiences. Symbols are used to illustrate both the beauty and the ugliness in humanity. Also, in the novel, the setting in which the character is raised has either a negative or positive effect on the characters actions. Therefore, in The Book Thief, Markus Zusak's develops the theme the theme that humans are often capable of both good and/or evil depending on the experiences they face. These experiences will then groom them for the future.
He is so poor that he sometimes does not even have food. Manolin brings him his supper, given to him by the owner of the Terrace (19-20). On the eighty-fifth day, Santiago goes far out into the Gulf Stream away from all the other fisherman to catch a big fish. He is “alone and out of sight of land” when he catches “the biggest fish that he [has] ever seen and bigger than he [has] ever heard of” (63). To prevent the giant marlin from getting away, Santiago holds onto the line using only his back, arms, and hands. He does this for 3 days. During those 3 days, he has very little food, only some fish that he caught. While out on the sea, the sun is “painful” to his eyes, which is even worse “in the morning” (33). It brightly shines and blinds him, making it harder for him to see the marlin. Another obstacle the old man faces is when the rope cuts the flesh in the working part of his right hand and his left hand cramps “into a claw” (56-58). Although the old man suffers in pain and exhaustion due to the great size of the fish, the overwhelming sun, and his injured hands, he does not quit but keeps persisting. He does not let go of the fish. He maintained his strong desire to conquer the
In Hemingway's novel, The Old Man and the Sea, the author uses a single character in particular to show Christian allusions, Santiago. In the novel, Santiago is an old man who’s spent his whole life working as a fisherman off of Havana, Cuba. Santiago
Determination gives a person the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before them. A person has to know that there will be obstacles, there will be doubters, there will even be mistakes, but with hard work, there are no limits. Strength doesn 't come from what a person can do. It comes from overcoming the things they once thought they couldn 't; never letting their defeat destroy or deter them, but instead letting their defeat be the thing that strengthened them and defined them. Through the course of Ernest Hemingway 's novel The Old Man And The Sea, the character Santiago struggled to fight off the Galanos sharks who were coming one by one to eat what 's left of the Marlin that he finally caught while on his boat far out at sea. "Now they have beaten me, he thought. I am too old to club sharks to death. But I will try it as long as I have the oars and the short club and the tiller" (Hemingway 112). Determined to continue fighting despite of defeat shows a true hero. No matter how hard the situation may be people should not quit so easily, but instead use the struggle that they are faced with as a motivation to fight harder. A person might feel giving up is the easiest thing to do, but holding it all together when everyone expects them to crumble that, is true strength. For Santiago, he knew that the sharks had won, and that he is too old to compete with any of the sharks, but nevertheless he didn 't give up, instead he did his best to fight off the sharks with what he had. Above all, always continuing to fight in despite of defeat, helps a person to not give up in order to overcome the challenges in life. In "The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber" by Ernest Hemingway, the
Humane imagination is a theory coined by Charles L. Black that explains the personal “appreciation for the thoughts and feelings of others.” Humans must undergo this emotional guidance to achieve a sense of respect and empathy for others. Without a sense of humane imagination, social difficulty arises and has the ability to cause tension between relationships. Furthermore, achievement of humane imagination occurs by reading and perceiving literature. Personally, I have found a sense of humane imagination through three specific scenes in The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. From the emotional and sincere scenes of war that O’Brien describes through the intimacy of several characters, I have been able to accomplish my own humane imagination,
To begin with, the old man possesses all the necessary qualities to be characterized as the Hero. During the 84 day drought in which he went without a fish, he was still confident in his abilities and wouldn’t give up. He even took the chance of going farther out into sea than any other boat dared. 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
At the beginning of the novel, Santiago talks about turtles as beautiful creatures which highlights his emotional health and positive connection to nature at the start of his journey. As Santiago rows his boat far out of the harbor he spots a green turtle, “He loved green turtles and their hawk-bills with their elegance and speed” (Hemingway 36). Santiago’s description of the turtles’ elegance and speed is symbolic of his optimism and strength. Santiago is strong and ready to keep fishing until he catches something even though he 's gone 84 days without catching anything. At the beginning of this journey, Santiago is sable; he has no physical ailments. He also has nothing but optimism and will to keep trying in his mind. Furthermore, at the beginning of his journey, Santiago considers nature to be a friend of his. The turtles, to him, are beautiful, elegant creatures, they are a part of the sea and therefore brothers to him. To Santiago the sea is a beautiful
The battle that The Old Man fights with the marlin, as well as the daunting task of defending the marlin from the countless sharks that follow the skiff, are two points in the novel where Hemingway really conveys the sense of struggling and suffering. This is how Hemingway tries to convey an underlying theme of the constant struggle between man and nature, by depicting the struggle between The Old Man and the Marlin, against all odds. The Old Man considers the fact that capturing the Marlin is such a great task for him since the Marlin is trying just as hard to evade and escape from The Old Man’s reach. Throughout this struggle, The Old Man, who eventually becomes very fatigued, keeps telling himself to push through the pain and bear it like a real man would. He pushes past the faintness and dizziness he experiences, he pushes himself to see beyond the black spots in his weary vision and he pushes past the pain in his hands to catch the Marlin which puts up a great fight against this frail old man.