The Old Man And The Sea By Ernest Hemingway

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This tale is about external and internal conflicts; there are many internal and external conflicts in the novella. One of the main conflicts is that Santiago couldn’t catch the marlin. This is resolved by Santiago eventually catching the fish three days after he returned back to sea after he had an eighty four day unsuccessful streak; this solution is believable because he was determined to catch the fish which he did. A secondary conflict in this novella was that Santiago began to talk to himself because Manolin is no longer with him, also because he is isolated and unable to catch any fish for a long period of time. This conflict is resolved when he said ten Our Fathers and Ten Hail Marys which then made him feel better and helped motivate himself to catch the marlin. The reader can anticipate that many literary terms will relate to these conflicts.

A Point of View of a story refers to who is telling the story and how the story is told. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was written in a Third Person Omniscient Narrative. This means that the narrator is all knowing even though it is not a part of the story but it can still see and know the actions and thoughts of the character. Irony is when a writer uses contradictory statements or situations to reveal a reality different from what appears to be true. This literary term is used in the novella because Santiago should be a very successful fishermen especially since he is elderly and should be very experienced.…
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