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. 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.
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.
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.
“Here I am between my flock and my treasure, the boy thought. He had to choose between something he had become accustomed to and something he wanted to have.” (30) Santiago must realize that it is he that is holding him back and to take the risk. Once Santiago found out about the term personal legend he will take the risk. “There was nothing to hold him back except himself.
The watery descriptions are so vivid you can taste the salt, even when the going gets so tough, its hard to understand why the hell anything but a fish would be out in such major surf. While many tails about summiting mountains, distance swimming in open oceans or surfing waves "three refrigerators high" seem rather tall, Barbarian Days stays grounded in factual detail. The in-depth descriptions approach meditations on ocean currents, winds, reefs, surfing technique and surf board models, and yet fails to explain the question why. Certainly not the pursuit of glory, the author makes clear. Despite popular misconceptions, in the early days, the original surf culture downplayed heroics; boasts were bad form and showing off on a wave was as uncool as scoring points in a contest.
The punishment of hunger, and that he is against something that he does not comprehend, is everything”. These two examples constitute part of his journey on the sea, by comparing things like the brotherhood between the fish and his two
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
Santiago, in The Old Man and The Sea, was isolated by his society because he could not fish anything for 48 days, and they thought that he brought bad luck. There was a boy called Manolin, he was the only one who talked with Santiago. Santiago also isolated others for being unlucky person. It is evident when Santiago does not let Manolin to fish with him. “No, you are with a lucky boat.
Rafael Trujillo was assassinated by Gen Imbert in 1961. After the assassination, Juan Bosch came into power. Early on everyone was rooting for Bosch, but soon realized that they wanted him out as soon as possible. After evil Rafael Trujillo’s assassination, instead of the Dominican Republic (DR) stabilizing, they faced troubles with their new leader. Juan Bosch 's reign was extremely short. His reign was from 1962 to 1963 (Timeline: Dominican Republic). He tried to be a leader that the DR citizens could trust, but that was not going to happen with Bosch.
In The Comedy, Dante the Pilgrim develops a relationship with his damned idol, Virgil, in order to journey through both Inferno and Purgatory. Even though Virgil was a good man while living, he lacked understanding of certain virtues, like pride, which prevented him from being able to reach higher levels in the afterlife. Dante the Poet’s choice to damn Virgil conveys that obeying a higher order is the way to one’s salvation. The developing relationship between Virgil and Dante the Pilgrim throughout the first two canticles brings light to the opposing separation between the two characters because of the devotion Dante has to Christian virtues in comparison to Virgil’s pagan misunderstanding of virtue. While Dante the Pilgrim experiences many
In the book, The Cay, by Theodore Taylor, the character Phillip has many great qualities that describe him as a character. Phillip is a young boy who lives in Willemstad. He was fleeing to panama on the S. S. Hato but the boat go torpedoed by a U-boat and they had to get on a raft to get off the boat. The raft floated to a cay and Phillip was on the island with a black man named Timothy that helped him survive since he was blind. When Timothy died, Phillip had to survive on his own and make the water catchment and hut. Phillip's special traits and qualities is that he always wants to explore, he always wanted to know what was happening, Phillip stereotypes all black people and people he is not familiar with, he always wanted help but did not want to do everything by himself, and he was always eager to find help to get off the island.
May 18, 1539 I got recruited to start an expedition going to Florida with the leader of our expedition Hernando de Soto. Furthermore in the expedition, I didn’t have a clue about our general, I just knew his name. Then in the expedition I heard from a few other soldiers Hernando de Soto told everybody why our group of people is going on this journey. The purpose of this expedition is for us to find gold and silver. In the expedition the estimate of the number of us was about 600 of us. Our army brought animals such as horses, pigs, cattle, and animals from our country. I wasn’t sure of how many animals we brought, but I do know we brought pigs so we could eat them.
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.
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.