In conclusion, the sea is symbolic of the entire world in “Old Man and The Sea”, and Santiago barely even touched the water and learned so much, while teaching others even more. Santiago’s story gives insight to universal truths about human interaction with the world, and exposes how respect, confidence, pride, and determination can drive anybody through any challenge. Finally, Santiago’s fight with the marlin proves to be a symbol of the true meaning, and positive attitudes of
They are unlikely friends, but their friendship is based around mutual respect and loyalty. ''The old man had taught the boy how to fish and the boy loved him '', this shows that Manolin sees Santiago as a close friend and they're also brought together by their passion for fishing. Later on, Santiago refuses to accept defeat against the marlin because he knows Manolin would be disappointed, this outlines that Santiago sees him as noble and treats him with respect. The genre of Indian camp is about an innocent boy's confrontation with human suffering and how it influences him. The story beings with Nick laying back with his father's arms around, this introduces the mood of the story being peaceful, however the mood quickly changes to being tense when Nick sees the women in labor and the suicide of her husband.
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.
The Final Journey Dr. Seuss once wrote “I've heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I've brought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see; now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” In the novella The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago, the old man, became acquainted with a multitude of troubles while at sea. During his journey he met a Marlin, and struggled many days and nights with this fish, eventually ending the battle with a spear through its heart. Following that, Santiago became acquainted with the ferocious sharks, who consequently tore apart and ate the Marlin.
In this point of the novel, Santiago has completely giving up on his dreams of pursuing his personal legend, however; through the influence of the crystal merchant, which serves as an example of someone who has become blind to pursuing his personal legend, Santiago further develops the motivation and strength he needs to never give up and to always pursue what he desired. For example, One of the most important things Santiago learned from the Crystal Merchant is the importance of following one's heart and their personal legend. The Crystal Merchant was a symbolic message for the consequence of not following one's dreams. It results in one becoming a sheep, or someone who follows monotonous routines. For instance, the Crystal merchant states that, ‘‘Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so,’’ which further provokes the idea of cowardness amongst himself.
However, the actions of Santiago may be similar to the ones of epic heroes, Santiago proves to be his own kind of hero. Overall, in The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago is not an epic hero because he has doubts when he is fishing, he physically struggles to keep the fish on the line, and he does not fight in a good versus evil battle. Santiago is not an epic hero because he chooses to go after one big fish instead of a thousand little fish. The old man states that “my choice was to go there to find him beyond all people” (Hemingway 13). Santiago’s life long dream was to capture this large fish, but he had no idea that this fight against the marlin would nearly kill him.
Amalia Pangelinan Stephanie Farrier LI 150 Sec. 01 April 29, 2015 The Old Man and the Sea We usually think of a hero as the stereotypical fit and strong individual who has the ability to fight and save the day, but a hero is more than just that. A hero is a person of courage, selflessness, and humility, admired for their brave acts and honorable qualities. In Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway presents the main character, Santiago, as a man eager to follow his passion and willing to take risks in life. Throughout all the trails he faces in the novel, his spirit remains undefeated.
Old man and the sea Lara Bouverie Grade 11 Introduction: The Old Man and the Sea is a story of the battle between an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago and a large Marlin fish. This is the greatest catch of his life . Santiago has set out to sea every day for 84 days and has come home empty handed. His young apprentice, Manolin, is forbidden to go fishing with him because people say he’s under a spell of bad luck . Manolin must rather fish with successful fishermen.
The Wise Old Man Archetype in Ancient Literature Across history, stories have been told about the journeys of men, and journeys of peril and self-discovery. During these journeys, the heroes will often encounter beings; both helpful entities and destructive ones. One of the arguably more important of these is The Wise Old Man, whom Harold Schechter and Jonna Gormely Semeiks refer to as “an old man who provides guidance and good advice…The possessor of superior knowledge” (1). In both the epic Gilgamesh and The Odyssey; The Wise Old Man is seen giving nonmaterial gifts in the form of advice to the protagonists of each story, and he is most often encountered when the heroes are experiencing dark and troubling times. The Wise Old Man” is prevalent in many classic and contemporary works, but especially in ancient literature.
Lamentably, Manolin’s parents have verboten the boy to go out on the boat with Santiago any longer. After not catching fish for forty-four days, they have decided the geriatric man is deplorable, and they do not optate it to rub off on their son. In The Geriatric Man and the Sea the relationship between Santiago and the adolescent boy designated, Manolin is prodigiously fascinating they are not cognate but the bond between them is like a father and his son. Their relationship commenced when Manolin became Santiago’s apprentice. “It was papa made me leave.