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The Old Man and the Sea

The old man and the sea which was written by Ernest Hemingway who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Pulitzer Prize.It served to reinvigorate Hemingway's literary reputation and prompted a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novella was initially received with much popularity; it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. This book gives me a deep impression especially the description about the man’s braveness and persistence.

The novel tells us a story: an old man named Santiago in Cuba who was a fisherman. He had been fishing hard in the Gulf Stream for 84 days but got nothing. In the previous days a boy named Manolin was fallowing him as a company, but the kind boy was force to leave the old man by his parents who thought that the old man was unlucky. Santiago went fishing alone in the eighty-fifth day and got a big fish which fully has 18 foot length in the measure. However, on the way back a shark came and ate the marlin. Lastly, the marlin left only a skeleton.

The book is a fable describing the unconquerable spirit of the old man--How he take in the spiritual victory from the circumstance that is full of disasters. Hemingway seems to believe that there are only two options: defeat or endurance until destruction; Santiago clearly chooses the latter. His stoic determination is mythic, nearly Christ-like in proportion. He didn't give the old man the success, but fortitude and resilience to face the pressure. The value of his life was completely reflected in the way he catch fish. He is the real winner in his own world. He is an ordinary fisherman, as well as a hero. And he is made out as a person of motivation, passion, and hope.

Santiago was old just as Hemingway said, “Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated. ”He think every day is a new day. No matter how old he is. He said , “It s better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”

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