The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea – Literature Essay
Thesis: In the two books of The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemmingway uses two very similar ways of writing. As both books revolve around the main character’s relationship with animals.
The Old Man and the Sea is a novel that was written in 1952 by Ernest Hemmingway. In The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago has a very close relationship with the fish. “The month when the great fish come. Anyone can be a fisherman in May” Page 18 Santiago is a fisherman. He is poor, but doesn’t complain about it. He is not so happy about his position, but is hard working and has pride. This pride later contributes to his battle with the fish, but this quote illustrates a lot about Santiago, as well as about Hemingway. Although he is poor, Santiago will not borrow, because it leads to begging, but he accepts food the boy Manolin brings him, and says he will thank the bar owner who supplied the food. At this point, Santiago has not caught anything in 84 days, but since he is so determined he goes for the gold. Santiago goes on a fishing trip…alone. This is very dangerous for the elderly fisherman because at his age anything could happen and he is in great danger at all times in this trip. Santiago is a very determined man and is always looking to reach and exceed his goals.