Hemingway presents the elements of failure and suffering in The Old Man and the Sea by depicting several instances of suffering and failure which the Old Man, Santiago, has to go through throughout the course of the novel. According to Hemingway, life is just one big struggle. In the beginning of the novel itself, The Old Man, is presented as a somewhat frail old man who is still struggling with his life as well as his past failures. His skiff even had a sail which bore great resemblance to “the flag of permanent defeat”, with its multiple patches all over.
Every novel or stories gives a fundamental ideas or lesson for the readers. Most of the lesson are informative and it brings a changes to the readers mind. There will be a universal of an ideas explored in a literature and readers can abstract numerous themes depending on each individual. Similarly, in the novel “the old man and the sea” Hemingway depicted several themes related to nature, people and so on. However determination can also be one of the theme for the readers because the old man, Santiago didn’t gave up fishing even if he had cramp but he took this as an encouragement in his old age. His strength of mind is still strong like his youth. Therefore this essay will emphasize on the old man’s struggle against marlin, battle of willingness and his bravery which supports the theme determination.
In particular she says “At least you could step outside every day without somebody trying to kill you” Also saying “I hate my life!” Santiago introduces her frustration, and by doing so she conveys tone much like Wright does. Handing the reader a front row seat into her young selfs misfortune. Although they reveal their struggles as young dreamers, both writers present hope towards the end of there stories,which in turn lets the reader experience the triumph over their hardships granted to Wright and Santiago through persistently
It fulfills the essential features of a short story, which makes it an ideal discourse. The author’s intention is not only to inform and entertain but also motivate the readers to strive, persevere and not to yield. It has a powerful beginning, finely narrated body paragraphs and a fitting ending. The author very clearly tells the readers how various explorers in the past fought against all odds and challenges in the pursuit of finding a treasure, though all the enormous wealth, time and labour invested in the venture had gone in vain. The article not only presents events from history but also conveys a meaning that is so symbolic, metaphorical and allegorical.
there you will find a treasure that will make you a rich man” (pg 14). At first the young shepherd is very hesitant at this idea, he believes the lady is crazy and wrong about his future. Eventually he does decide to pursue his treasure. Santiago’s life changes drastically especially his daily routine, his comfort zone, is forever changed.
In the novel The Old Man and The Sea, written by Ernest Hemingway a credible author, the use of figurative language was not sparse. Figurative language enhances the story line and makes the book interesting and detailed. The most notable uses of figurative language were similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, and hyperboles.
In the novel, A Long Walk to Water, we are presented with two different characters in parallel stories that do not seem to have a connection. Both are struggling and dealing with conflict that presents obstacles and interferes with their objectives. I will explore both characters and make comparisons between the two to support the idea that while both are dealing with different conflicts, they have many things in common. In Salva’s part of the story, he is facing a difficult journey to walk away from the war.
The novel, The Old Man and the Sea, is a story about an old man, Santiago, who experienced great adversity but did not give up. The author, Ernest Hemingway, describes how an old man uses his experience, his endurance and his hopefulness to catch a huge marlin, the biggest fish he has ever caught in his life. The old man experienced social-emotional, physical, and mental adversity. However, despite the overwhelming challenges, he did not allow them to hold him back but instead continued to pursue his goal of catching a fish with determination. Santiago’s character, his actions and the event in the novel reveals an underlying theme that even when one is facing incredible struggles, one should persevere.
In Part one Santiago could be described as weak character. He is easily manipulated and persuaded by others such as the gypsy and the tour guide he met at the bar when he first arrived in Africa. His hunger for money blinds him from seeing his
Another short story within this book, “The Ledge”, depicts the life of a man who’s spent his life providing for his family as a fishermen. The work ethic seen in this man and the traditions his and his family share could easily be represented by many others on the coast of
Paulo Coelho, the author of The Alchemist tells the story of Santiago a Shepard whose life changes once he finds out about a treasure from his frequent dreams and meets a strange man who helps him to start his personal legend. On Santiago’s journey he starts to see the hidden meanings behind daily life creating the thesis that through seeing and understanding symbols behind the world people can learn about their own personal legend and live life to the fullest. Santiago’s life starts out all about his sheep, he chose to be a shepherd, so he could travel and meet new people. Santiago’s job is to take care of the sheep, but the sheep have more meaning in the story. The sheep represent how he is comfortable in his life and how he is questioning his frequent dream, to sacrifice his comfortable life to find this treasure or to continue without taking the risk.
For example, the robber steals all of his money because just after meeting the man, Santiago trusted him with his possessions. Lastly, Santiago wanders too much. He travels too often, he may never settle down and enjoy what there is, all that traveling sounds depriving and
Despite adversities the human spirit continues to shine through as an indelible mark of humanity. Humanity when faced with hardships either conforms to it suppressing unique individuality or rather than adapting chooses to fight in its own way. Conformity no matter how it appears on the surface rarely extinguishes what makes the core personality of an individual and whilst many confirm externally they hardly if ever truly give up their hopes and dreams. In situations like this the duality of external conforming compared the burning fire within usually results in living a splintered life. It comes about as a common aspect in the lives of both real individuals and fictional characters such as Ignacio in Jared Hess’s Nacho Libre.
Santiago is an old fisherman who goes out on a long, epic journey. He faces many challenges, both mentally and physically. On his journey he talks about many things, including the sea turtles; which he admires very much. At the beginning of his journey, Santiago is optimistic and has good mental and physical health. At the end of his journey, however he is beaten down both mentally and physically.