The Old Man And The Sea


An old man named Santiago has been fishing for 84 days and has not caught a fish. He is fishing
alone when he comes upon a huge marlin and rushes to hook him. He succeeds, but the marlin is too
strong for him to pull up--he must wait until he loses strength. Will Santiago pursue the fish or give
up? A wonderful book of morality, focusing on a few of Hemingway's universal themes--courage in
the face of death, compassion for others, and respect for nature.
I loved the Biblical references that were in the book--the cuts in the old man's left hand, the blood
running down his face. is very rich with figurative language such as "flag of
permanent defeat" (my favorite, first paragraph). My ...

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With this book, you have to read between the lines. If you're familiar with the Bible, the references
won't confuse you at all. Some of the metaphors used are simply superfluous, but the themes
Hemingway dictates are undeniable. It's a very good and fast read if you want to learn some life
lessons in one or two ...

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