The narrator decides to cut the line and says, “With a sick nauseous feeling in my stomach, I saw the rod unbend”(Wetherell 40). In this quote, the narrator is overcome with a sick feeling for letting that fish go. He knows he has made a mistake. Later that night, Sheila ditches him for a different fellow. The boy was untrue to himself and what he really wanted.
Breanna Miller Prof.Long English 83 December 6, 2016 The Old Man And The Sea The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible . The positive traits in good people really depends on someone's personality, you can’t also judge a book by its cover. In the book Ernest Hemingway it tells a story of an old man named Santiago who, is in some form of unlucky, he is also known to be the worst fisherman.
This quote says they cooked, ate and fished without help and all by themselves. One of Tom's friends is the rebellious Huckleberry Finn. He aspires to live a life just like Huck- independent, free, and wild. Him being friends with Huck made him want to be like him and that meant not caring. “D'you ever try it, Huck?"
( X 294-300). Odysseus doesn't even give a second thought about going to save his men despite the risks it could mean to odysseus. Odysseus could've just left his men behind and sailed off, but his loyalty to his men outweigh all the other factors because to odysseus the only option is saving his men. The contrast between odysseus and eurylochus plans of action are very different and show why odysseus is the one in charge. Eurylochus is not as courageous as odysseus is, or as willing to take risks for the people that are loyal to odysseus.
Like, saving his crew from sea monsters. Besides society’s opinions on Odysseus, I believe that Odysseus is an alright leader to me. The acts he makes are not always the most intelligent, but we know he is trying to do the right thing for himself and also for his team. If you were in the shoes of Odysseus during the time period of when he was there, what would you do to lead a group. Would you be a better leader than Odysseus or a bad one.
Overall Sorry Rinamu did everything he could to save his island. He took a boat into the beach and tried getting the soldier’s attention so they could not drop the bomb. Sorry did this because he did not want his island to be harmed because it was his home. The author Theodore Taylor would agree with this because he made Sorry’s character and knows his
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus repeatedly shows that he is polytropos, for as Zeus says “There is no mortal half so wise”(3). Using his wits, Odysseus gets him and his men out of several sticky situations in the Odyssey, proving his leadership through his actions that save the lives of his crew member. On the other hand Odysseus’ streak of constantly outsmarting challenges, goes to his head, and unfortunately causes Odysseus to develop a hubris. His pride at times makes him arrogant, believing that he always knows best, which leads to the untimely demise of his crew. While Odysseus proves to be good leader by saving his crew from trouble with his wits, he is ultimately a bad leader because he refuses to listen to advice.
, “I am ashamed to ask but – my God! – I can bear no more!”. The massive desperation drives the boy to emotionally beg for help shows how the aristocracies acquire the control over the proletarians. ‘My God!’ is a homonym for literally swear a word and as well admire the gentlemen as god because they are the only ones who could turn the boy’s desperation into
Throughout the novel Nick and Gatsby go through many struggles together. Both have their own opinion of each other. Nick has evidence to be a very unbiased narrator for many different reasons. There is very little evidence that shows that Nick could not be a good narrator, but the amount of good evidence overtakes the bad evidence.
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. Chris McCandless, a brave, wise, naive guy is a person to have respect
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
Without an outlet for self-expression Neal cannot go through the process of finding himself through creativity, and remains lost in respect to the universe. Paul, as an artist, can sense the lack of this quality in Neal, saying that “some day… Neal is going to find out about himself and he won’t come back to Montana” (Maclean 57). Neal is a tornado in the lives of those around him, in his time within the story he becomes drunk, disgraces
Santiago feels, “guilt and angst over having ‘gone out too far’ only to lose everything” (Cools and Stephens 89). Santiago only sees things as a success or failure, so when he returns with just a skeleton, he does not see himself as a hero worthy of Manolin’s admiration. He accomplishes the goal which he sets out to do by catching and killing the biggest fish he has ever seen, but because he can not control the elements around him, he sees it as a failure. Audience members outside of the storyline can separate the adventure into the goals remembering that making our, “vision finer does not mean making it less heroic”(Cools and Stephens 89). If Santiago were to consider and fine tune the experience into what he is specifically determined to accomplish, he would see that his actions were nothing but heroic and marvelous.
In Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago was a “Code Hero” who exemplified the admirable qualities of perseverance through his actions. Santiago was an example of perseverance when he was out at sea for two days trying to catch fish. While out on the sea, he catches a big marlin that won’t give up without a fight. While trying to catch the marlin Santiago starts dealing with problems physically, such as his hand cramping up and when the rope gets pulled too hard it cuts his right hand.
How does one's personal experiences affect their views and beliefs on life? Throughout the heartfelt novels, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway and The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald, the authors expressed their beliefs and views through their modernist and realistic writing. Both Fitzgerald and Hemingway have experienced many hardships during their lifetime,which influenced their writing styles vastly. In both of these novels, there was a life that everyone wanted. In the The Old Man and the Sea, the ideal life was to be a fisherman with unprecedented fortune.