Analysis Of Ernest Hemingway 's The Old Man And The Sea

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"The only time success comes before work, is in the dictionary” (Harvey Specter). Ernest Hemingway, an author, a journalist, and a true man’s man, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1899. Hemingway enjoyed taking risks, and facing his largest fears, which to him made him a true man. One of his most popular novels written, The Old Man and the Sea(1952), related to his life. For example, Hemingway 's character Santiago, the protagonist, enjoyed taking many risks. This is representative of how Hemingway chose to live his life. Also the novel took place in Cuba, where Hemingway lived in the 1950s. The Old Man and the Sea was published in 1952, by Charles Scribner’s Sons, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Success is very subjective, each person defines success their own way. It is the achievements and accomplishments of a person’s goals. According to Business Dictionary Online, success can be defined as: “Achievement of an action within a specified period of time or within a specified parameter. Success can also mean completing an objective or reaching a goal” ( In the novella, Hemingway demonstrates how the protagonist is successful and why. He shows that Santiago primarily cares about the journey to gain his success. Ernest Hemingway’s novella titled The Old Man and the Sea(1952), demonstrates Santiago’s ability to achieve success in the face of obstacles and physical limitations, his relationships with nature and the legacy he leaves behind.
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