Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man And The Sea Essay

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Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and The Sea. Ernest Hemingway said that this was his best he has ever written and that he could never do any better than he had with this book. “It 's silly not to hope. It 's a sin, he thought.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, I chose this quote because this sums up the book in one sentence. If Santiago didn 't have hope and determination then he never would of kept fishing.
Have you ever gone fishing and came back empty handed? We all have. But have you come back without a single fish for eighty four days straight? I mean not a single fish, even I can catch a baby fish and that’s not saying much. I mean I don’t know about you, but I would quit after a week. I mean, why put yourself through all the embarrassment that came from that. One day being a great fisherman and then not. That had to be a challenge and he had to have some patience. I’ve never had a high tolerance level for fishing, all the sitting there hoping that a fish was dumb enough to bite a hook. But in The Old Man and The Sea, Santiago has a hope and determination that one day he will. In the book the old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway, the old man has come back empty handed for eighty four days. He has been fishing everyday for years and now he has been on a losing streak. On a mission to redeem himself, he will set out on a mission to catch the biggest fish of his life and the biggest fish anyone has caught for miles around. He will become a fisherman…

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