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The Influence Of Heroism In The Old Man And The Sea By Ernest Hemingway

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We have different perspectives on a lot of things and for most…. it’s how to be a man or a hero depending on how you look at it. But it’s not about heroism. It’s the views on how to be a man (at least to me). The Hemingway’ way is different from most writers but it might just be the most influential. That is just my opinion. Out of all his works, we take three stories and one from Tim O’Brien whose work is influenced by the man himself.
Our stories all tie in with one another and a trait they all share or the ones we will discuss are bravery/pressure and one look at antiheroism. Bravery is one main influence amongst Hemingway characters. The old man, Francis Macomber, Curt Lemmings, even Wilson showed great bravery. Certain situations
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He still loves them greatly though. Playing the Antihero isn’t anything anyone wants to play but it happens.
Furthermore, with different stories, ones such as The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms are jammed packed by men who are, in my words hurt deeply through the body and the mind beyond repair. In these works, World War I casts a shadow over characters that do not agree in the traditions and values of the nineteenth century or in the goodness of government. However, the Hemingway hero struggles to make his own meaning in a world filled with suspicion and war.
The influence of a Hemingway’ Hero is significant in these numerous stories, and are player out by later characters. Each one of these people have a set of special skills that are shown throughout these novels. Code Hero- "A man who lives correctly, following the ideals of honor, courage and endurance in a world that is sometimes chaotic, often stressful, and always painful." The hero measures himself by how well he handles the difficult situations that life throws at him.
One final thing I want to truly go into detail on is how Ernest Hemingway developed his female characters. Some might think he has a thing against women. Perhaps the most controversial part of his stories is, Hemingway's treatment of female characters. Readers, critics, etc. have arranged Hemingway's females into categories, splitting them into two groups such as the good and the bad. An overlook of Hemingway's
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