The Old Man and the Sea Book Review

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Book review: The Old Man and the Sea.
Written by Ernest Hemingway in 1951 (published 1952). The Old man and the Sea is perhaps one of his most famous works, which won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

“You did not kill the fish only to keep alive and to sell for food, he thought. You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman. You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after. If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him. Or is it more?
-You think too much, old man, he said aloud.”

This is a piece of the text from The Old man and the Sea. This is at the end of the book, when the head character thinks aloud to himself.

Summery
Santiago is an old man who lives in a little village near Havana on the of island
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He’s also poor and gets his bread by fishing, but now he hasn’t caught anything for eighty-four days. He is alone, apart from Manolin then, which makes him talk and think aloud to himself (see the text sample at the beginning of the review).

Manolin:
He is a helping and gentle person. He loves Santiago, who is like a father to him. Manolin gives Santiago food and coffee when he needs it. Even if the old man is unlucky, Manolin wants to sail with him. Manolin’s parents make him sail with another boat against his will.

The Author
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in 1899. Then his home was at Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago, USA. His Father was a doctor, but in 1928 he shot himself and Ernest could never forgive his father for the accident. His favourite expression that he got from the incident with his father is like this: “the important thing is to stick it out”. The important their is to never give up you also can say. This phrase he often thought of when he wrote his books. Hemingway had six siblings. His first novel is called The Sun Also Rises and came out in 1926. Ernest had problems with his kidneys, the medicine made him depressed and he began to drink, which led to alcoholic problems. One morning in 1961 he decided to take his life, he put a rifle in his mouth and pulled the trigger to end all the suffering.

My thoughts
Everyone who has read the book, of my classmates, said, “Oh not that

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