Old Man and the Sea

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A Man Can Be Destroyed But Not Defeated –The Struggle of Life in “The Old Man and the Sea” A Man Can Be Destroyed But Not Defeated – The Struggle of Life in “The Old Man and the Sea” Sophie Chen(陳昱均) Class 201 National Dali Senior High School March.17, 2007 1/24 PDF created with pdfFactory trial version www.pdffactory.com A Man Can Be Destroyed But Not Defeated –The Struggle of Life in “The Old Man and the Sea” I. Introduction The Old Man and the Sea is one of the finest works of literature of the 20th century, and was published in 1952 after the bleakest ten years in Hemingway's literary career. It helps the author Ernest Hemingway win a Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. It is the deceivingly simple story of an old…show more content…
Weeks. His notorious 1962 piece, "Fakery in The Old Man and the Sea," presents a series of points that he claims show how the novella is a weak and unexpected divergence from the typical, realistic Hemingway. In juxtaposing this novella against Hemingway's previous works, he explains that: The difference, however, in the effectiveness with which Hemingway employs this characteristic device in his best work and in The Old Man and the Sea is illuminating. The work of fiction in which Hemingway devoted the most attention to natural objects, The Old Man and the Sea, is pieced out with an extraordinary quantity of fakery, extraordinary because one would expect to find no inexactness, no romanticizing of natural objects in a writer who loathed W.H. Hudson, could not read Thoreau, deplored Melville's rhetoric in Moby Dick, and who was himself criticized by other writers, notably Faulkner, for his devotion to the facts and his unwillingness to "invent". (7) 2. Symbolism in the sea life 2.1 The soul of the book, Santiago He is an old fisherman in Cuba who, when we meet him at the beginning of the 6/24 PDF created with

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