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.
The Old Man and the Sea takes the story of the one that got away to a new level with a giant fish the size of two large sharks. From the beginning it is obvious the old man was destined to encounter the giant fish, “’I hope no fish will come along so great that he will prove us wrong.’ ‘There is no such fish if you are still strong as you say.’” (pg. 9 )
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.
In The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago survives a three-day fishing trip while demonstrating dignity, skill, and endurance. Throughout the novel, he has demonstrated humility and wisdom through his days of fishing being unlucky and being patient knowing that his luck will soon come. He realizes how close his connection with the marlin is and how every other living thing in the world is all connected. He realizes what his purpose and place in the universe are. The universe can be connected in many different ways and if one thing is thrown off, the rest of the universe is thrown off.
In Jacob Bronowski 's The Ascent of Man, Bronowski argues that mankind is unique from other animals because mankind think on an individual bases, create a home on every continent and shape of the landscape. But, mankind is not just a shaper of the landscape but also a figure in it. McBride’s The Color of Water and Mistry’s A Fine Balance both support the interpretation of mankind stated above.
In Pre-1770 The traditional owners of City of Rockdale belonged to the Cadigal, Gweagal and the Bidjigal tribes. Known as ‘Water People’, these tribes inhabited the Bay area for thousands of years before white settlers arrive. (Rockdale City Council, n.d.) Cadigal – They spoke a common language called Darug and have become known as the ‘Eora’ people. Eora means ‘people’ or ‘of this place’.
David Foster Wallace is an American writer. He spoke at the Kenyon Commencement Address in 2005, where he gave a speech to the graduating class of the year. David tells the graduates of Kenyon College what the true meaning of a liberal arts degree is, and how they should go about finding it. David Foster Wallace’s appeals to credibility, emotion and logical reasoning in his speech – “This Is Water” – to strengthen the idea that the meaning of education is learning how and what to think, independently.
This quote is said by Santiago. He knows that he and the fish both possess a strange ability to persevere past reasonable limits. They both refuse to give in. The quote is addressing how without Manolin, Santiago is lonely and he has also hurt his back.
There are heroes among us that we don't see. These people show their bravery in acts of greatness whether they are saving people or other things of significant value to others. It is without a doubt that people like these are remembered for their acts of greatness and abiding service. Ways individuals like these are remembered are through people’s writing, or even monuments celebrating their acts of courage. Some heroes being commemorated through books are often written by people who were saved by that hero; furthermore, the individual saved must feel eternally grateful from the hero’s work.
Chapter 1 The Problem and its Background A. Introduction “Water is powerful. It can wash away earth, put out fire, and even destroy iron.” In the Japanese Buddhist belief, water is considered as one of the most versatile element that composes a person’s personality. Its powerful and free- flowing nature can change its shape, flow in any directions it wishes, and finds secret paths that no one else has thought about. By this means, water’s characteristics can be attributed to a person’s ability to adapt and be flexible to any circumstances.