The Old Man and the Sea

Written in 1951 in Cuba and published in 1952, American author Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 for this work. In the book, the main character is an old, experienced fisherman named Santiago. After eighty-four days without catching any fish, he snags a huge marlin. Using all his strength to kill the marlin, fate once again makes Santiago an unlucky fisherman.

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Why Hemingways wrote the old man and the sea?

The old man and the sea is one of hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an Old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal--a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

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Is The Old Man and the Sea a gothic novel?

no it is not

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The Old Man and the Sea santiago's humility?

the old man has courage

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What does the old man think about the marilin in The Old Man and the Sea?

he think of it as his brother and that its strong and majestic and its of great dignity

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Who is santiago in the old man and the sea?

Santiago is a character based on the author Ernest Hemingway. He is precise, patient, and perserveres throughout the whole story. He loves Manolin, who is his much younger friend. He often dreams of lions on the beach, which symbolized youth.

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The Old Man and the Sea as a allegory?

The entire novel The Old Man and the Sea is allegory. Many symbols such as the lions on the beach, the marlin, the shovel-nosed sharks, and many others convey represent an abstract or spiritual meaning below the surface.

In the novel, Santiago dreams about lions on a beach three times. Each time he associates the lions with the freedom found in youth, portraying this cycle of life. The lions could also represent a harmonization of the opposing forces in nature because the usually aggressive lions are found to be innocent and playful.

The marlin represents the ideal opponent for Santiago. The fish brings out the best in Santiago: his courage, strength, and respect.

The shovel-nosed sharks represent symbolize the destructive side of nature. Where the novel serves as an ideal opponent for Santiago, the sharks are not worthy of his strength and result in nothing more than death and destruction.

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The Old Man and the Sea sea as a Characters?

why did Edgar allan poe kill the old man.

he didnt the characters in his story where not talking about him.

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What type of fish is caught by the old man in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea?

Blue Marlin

Comment: Ernest Hemingway learned about marlin fishing during the 1930's in Key West and put it to good use.

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The Old Man and the Sea. who was pedrico?

pedrico is the old mans brother

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What is the setting for the old man and the sea?

The Old Man and The Sea is set in Cuba, and Santiago fishes in the Gulf Stream The Old Man and The Sea is set in Cuba, and Santiago fishes in the Gulf Stream

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What fish did the old man catch first in The Old Man and the Sea?

Tuna

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Where does The Old Man and the Sea take place?

It takes place in Havana, Cuba.

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Is The Old Man and the Sea triumph or tragedy?

it was both in my humble opinion. Santiago was an old man living what most would deem a tragic life, but he was optimistic and had gained humility in his old age, so much so that the tragedy that befell him wasn't a tragedy at all. it was just another experience and a lesson that reminded him yet again the universe works in mysterious ways. the boy's faith in him was reinforced and the town's opinions of him shaken.

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What is the conflict in the old man and the sea?

shutup

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What kind of fish was the fish caught in The Old Man and the Sea?

Marlin

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In The Old Man and the Sea does Santiago die?

Yes, he dies. This is inferred by the reader. Because of the conectedness he has between himself and the fish such as them both being in their own struggle, it symbolizes something. The fish dies after his great stuggle against the old man. Due to the conectedness, the old man also dies after his great struggle against the marlin and the sharks: nature. One event that forshadows his death is that he "spat out something strage" in the end of the book. This meaning he spat blood...

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What is the conflict in 'The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway?

The conflict in Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize winning novella is the external conflict of person against nature. The character Santiago is fishing for a giant marlin and struggling against the forces of nature such as the sea itself at first. Later, his conflict is is against the marlin itself as he fights to land the marlin even as the marlin almost sinks Santiago's skiff. Still later, once he has vanquished the marlin, sharks appear and his conflict turns to fighting off the sharks as the try to eat the marlin, which Santiago has been towing. All three antagonists, the sea, the marlin and the sharks are forces of nature which Santiago must overcome.

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What was The Old Man and the Sea about?

In the Ernest Hemingway story, an old man went fishing for a big swordfish in a small boat. He caught it, but most of the swordfish was eaten by sharks on the way home. It's kinda like Herman Melville's Moby Dick (where Ahab went after a sperm whale and it killed him). It's about seeking a goal, and when you achieve your goal, often you find out that your victory wasn't worth the effort.

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What is the symbolic meaning of a lion in 'The Old Man and the Sea'?

The lions in Santiago's dreams represented his lost youth and his decreasing strength. For instance, when he needed strength on his long and strenuous voyage he thought of his dreams of the lions, and of them playing on the beach without a care in the world. With this in his mind it seemed to make him stronger and gave him the endurance to continue. The lions could also symbolize pride. Like the lions Santiago had pride. He was proud of his fishing skills. He was able to keep his lines straight and at varying levels to improve his catch of fish. He was better at this than the younger, richer, generation. Santiago knew however, that too much pride was not good. It could lead to feelings of arrogance and a know it all attitude. He was humble simultaneously with being proud. For instance he knew that he depended upon other people for food and other sustenance. Once the weather was going to turn cold Manolin was planning to bring Santiago shoes, clothes and a blanket.

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What is the time and place of The Old Man and the Sea?

It took place in the sea in summer

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Why didn't Ernest Hemingway use a female character in his book The Old Man and the Sea?

Hemingway was a very old-fashioned, "manly man" sort of guy. He did everything that you think of as "typical man things" - hunting, fishing, swearing, drinking, etc. He also wrote about "manly" things like that, and not so much about women. That was just his personality.

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What is The old man and the sea?

This is the book called the old man and the sea, it written by Ernest Hemingway in the 1950's. It is about an old Cuban fisherman called Santiago who has a 3 day "battle" with a marlin before he manages to catch it but the marlin is then eaten by sharks as Santiago is taking it back to land. At the end of the novel it suggests that Santiago dies from the struggle with the marlin because he feels something in his chest has broken and that something is his heart.

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What is the name of the young boy in the old man and the sea?

The young boy in The Old Man and the Sea is Manolin. He and Santiago were good friends :)

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What type of fish is caught by the old man in Ernest Hemingway's book The Old Man and the Sea?

Marlin ;The Old Man and the Sea is a novel written by American author Ernest Hemingway, in 1951 in Cuba. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway and published in his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.

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What do the sharks symbolize The Old Man and the Sea?

The shovel-nosed sharks are little more than moving appetites that thoughtlessly and gracelessly attack the marlin. As opponents of the old man, they stand in bold contrast to the marlin, which is worthy of Santiago's effort and strength. They symbolize and embody the destructive laws of the universe and attest to the fact that those laws can be transcended only when equals fight to the death. Because they are base predators, Santiago wins no glory from battling them.

So basically it symbolizes the problems you encounter in life (the sea).

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