Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea"
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This paper discusses the book, "The Old Man and the Sea," by Ernest Hemingway. The paper analyzes many articles and the book to show the symbolism of the protagonist's actions and the environment around him. The paper explores how Hemingway utilizes the heroic qualities of Santiago and the religious symbolism in this novella to depict a tone of isolation.
From the Paper:"With every "thrust of the blades in the water" (30) Santiago cuts himself off from the world. "The old man knew he was going out far, and he left the smell of the land behind and rowed out into the clean early morning smell of the ocean" (31). These passages from Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea express the triumphant yet tragic story of an old fisherman and his ultimate trial, a harsh, distressing battle with a Giant Marlin far of the coast of Cuba. This novella has the simplicity of a fable, the significance of a parable, and the drama of an epic (Macmillan cover). After leaving the mainland, Santiago starts his solitary quest for the big fish."
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