He won the 1954 nobel prize in literature, he also started fishing when he was only three years old. Humans are thrown challenges day after day, week after week. He has not caught a fish in 84 days and has been relying on the help of others from the village. He is tough and refuses to give up at any time. Ernest Hemingway was one such author.
As his hand cramps, and he begins to worry about the possibility of sharks, the old man's suffering is evident. Santiago patched the sail with ; as a result, it looks worn and tattered from use and age, just like Santiago himself. Likewise, the old man proves himself when the time comes, giving a lasting impression of endurance. The tourists in the novel represent the individuals, who in observe their lives and are not active participants. The boy needs the old man as a teacher, and the old man needs the boy as family. Before the giant marlin however, he has always had someone on the boat to help him to keep his company but this was fist time going out alone in a long time.
He also receives inner, spiritual formed success by gaining more self esteem. When Santiago is a child he visits Africa, and tells Manolin of the lions he sees. It was also a best seller and made Hemingway a fortune. In 1955, it was made into a movie starring Spencer Tracy. This book is told in third person point of view. They see, but they see without fully comprehending.
If there is a hurricane, you always see the signs of it in the sky for days ahead, if you are at sea. The boy still loved him and brought him food and fresh bait to fish. That afternoon there was a party of tourist at the Terrace and looking down in the water among the empty beer cans and dead barracudas a woman saw a great long white spine with a huge tail at the end that lifted and swung with the tide while the east wind blew a heavy steady sea outside the entrance to the harbor. Santiago, the elderly man in the novel The Old Man and the Sea, is respected by a young boy, Manolin, yet he is also looked down upon by many of the younger fishermen in the Cuban fishing village where he lives. Yet the most insightful commentary has gravitated invariably toward biblical, natural, and classical imagery in the novel. Santiago's Sail The sail on Santiago's old fishing boat is a metaphor for suffering, defeat and aging, yet the sail still serves a useful purpose. By the time he returned to the story, it had been percolating in his brain for at least 16 years.
Ernest Hemingway was both a fisherman and a Nobel Prize winner. Hemingway creates a very powerful, poignant relationship between the old man and the young boy throughout his novella using dialogues. This is the type of life that Hemingway always tried to avoid, to the point of his taking his own life. One brave man, one big fish, sounds Biblical, but is it. Much like Santiago without a harpoon, those without faith are defenseless. On the other hand, he may have realized that he should not have gone out so far because it was not worth it for everything he puts himself and the fish through.
Throughout the novel, Santiago shows a contrast between opposite attitudes and values which associate his behavior with the guidelines of the code. To make matters worse, his 1950 novel Across the River and Into the Trees was panned by critics. These lions are testing their boundaries, seeing just how far they can go, just like participants. He always loved fishing and for his fourth birthday his present was an all day fishing trip with his father. They do not see it ashore because they do not know what to look for, he thought.
Santiago's Hands: The scars on the old man's hands are introduced in an opening description of Santiago. Hemingway is explaining that most people don't raise a commotion, they just allow life to happen to them. While both men will be unable to conquer the forces of the universe against them, neither will either man be conquered by them because of their refusal to yield to these insurmountable forces. He is willing to push his body to the limits hot or cold, to catch the fish he is looking for, which is why he 's so courageous. Later, during his encounter with the marlin, the line cuts his right hand when the fish lurches. These two works have a similar theme and setting. The lion imagery at the end of the novel represents hope of eternal life.
Who is the main character. Infancy, Youth , Adulthood, and Old Age are all key stages. In The Old Man and the Sea , there are many examples of man versus nature that Santiago experiences. In life, one will go through a number of stages in life. However, the shark has already torn apart and devoured 40 pounds of Santiago's marlin. Hemingway uses the metaphor of the ocean to symbolize life and to depict the role that individuals play in life. Other fishermen seem to believe that Santiago himself is a walking symbol of permanent defeat, as he does not catch a fish for eighty- four days.