The Old Man Had Been Around The Sea By Ernest Hemingway

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The old man had been around the ocean and had known it for a very long time. Ernest Hemingway writes, "...The old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours, and she did wild or wicked things because she could not help them." (Hemingway 30) This passage illustrates that he understands the sea and is very patient with it. He speaks of the ocean as if it were a woman. She (the sea) is powerful and beautiful with many mood swings that can make her go from being calm and kind to violent and cruel (Hemingway 29), yet he still loves her. He talks about the small, delicate creatures such as the duck terns compared to her. They do not match to her grand tides, which swallow their voices and make them

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