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Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Anyway, I'm reading sentences in this book like "They sat on the Terrace and many of the fishermen made fun of the old man and he was not angry," and I'm thinking, I'm just going to have to make myself power through this. But gradually this story sucked me in, and I could feel the nobility in both the old man and the immense fish.
I had sympathy for old Santiago and his physically and mentally excruciating battle against the marlin view spoiler [and then the heartbreak of the hopeless fight against the sharks hide spoiler ]. The Christ imagery toward the end was interesting, if not subtle.
For example: He started to climb again and at the top he fell and lay for some time with the mast across his shoulder. He tried to get up. But it was too difficult and he sat there with the mast on his shoulder and looked at the road.
There's a lot more his poor hands! It's clear that the old man has gone through a shattering experience and has come through it, if not having defeated the forces of death, still with a huge personal victory. I'm going to digress a little here again, and get a bit personal, but I'm reminded as well of an old poem, "Gethsemane" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, that ends: All paths that have been, or shall be, Pass somewhere through Gethsemane.
We all have our personal hardships, whether they be giant fish, sharks I've met a few in my life, mostly human , jobs, physical problems, relationships, or any number of other trials in our lives. Not giving up, enduring with dignity, doing your best, reeling in that fish, battling those relentless sharks -- how we handle our troubles makes a huge difference, both to those around us and, perhaps mostly, to ourselves.
View all 34 comments. View all 14 comments. Jan 03, Aj the Ravenous Reader rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Denzel Washington from "The Equalizer" hehe. Happy , Goodreaders! But it is unavoidable. The big question is why didn't the old man just let go of the fish? It would have made his life easier.
He was wise wasn't he? But 3. But again, who says wisdom always coincides with practicality? I noticed when reading classics, I end up posing more questions than answers. I guess that's what most classic novels intend to do-to make you question life.
To make you think and ponder deeply about the events in the story which may appear superficial and boring at the surface but dense and philosopical in their deeper meanings. When you're old and wise and you catch the biggest fish literal or metaphorical in your life, you wouldn't let it go that easily. You'll fight for it no matter what the cost, the best way you know how even if it meant you may have to risk your life or swallow your pride.
What fate awaits the old man trapped in the middle of the sea, caught in both internal and external conflicts? You'll be surprised to find out when you read the novel.
You'll be even more surprised at the amount of things you'll realize at the end of the story. View all 38 comments. Oct 18, Florencia rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 26 comments. Feb 23, Ian "Marvin" Graye rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Old Man and the Allegory This book might just be an allegory of Darwinist Capitalism and the survival of the most aggressive and hungry in the world of corporate enterprise and rivalry.
Hey, What's the Big Idea? It describes what it feels like to have one big idea or to invent something for which the market is not ready. You struggle and wrestle with your "big fish" for ages, until in your mind you have caught it and perfected the way to reel it in, nobody is watching when you start the journey The Old Man and the Allegory This book might just be an allegory of Darwinist Capitalism and the survival of the most aggressive and hungry in the world of corporate enterprise and rivalry.
You struggle and wrestle with your "big fish" for ages, until in your mind you have caught it and perfected the way to reel it in, nobody is watching when you start the journey back to the market, your rivals snipe and question you and your catch, the market stands back apprehensive and sceptical, you never give up even when you're totally broken backed and exhausted, then the sharks start to have a field day pecking at your catch, first tentatively, then more confidently when they realise you're too poor to fight them off, then one day you discover there is nothing left of your catch, your rivals have offered the market an alternative but inferior product, and your wife and children regard you as a failure.
The Old Man and His Chair Every afternoon, before dinner, you sit shattered and weary in your chair, wondering whether it would have been so much easier to get a job, be a salary boy and do what the man said. Just before you fall asleep, you wonder if there is such a thing as karma or reincarnation, it would be nice to get a second chance to prove your worth and avoid making the same mistake of believing in yourself, your ideas and your resilience.
One afternoon, you don't wake up from your sleep. An Old Man, A Big Fish and the Sea One old man was lucky enough to have another old man with a beard write a book with simple sentences about his life. That book will have to suffice for the rest of us and our efforts. We read it when we are too young and don't realise that it might one day describe what has happened to those of us who are brash enough to have big ideas. It's just a book about an old man, a big fish and the sea.
For Brian "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. The Clean - "Fish" Live in Brisbane http: Just to prove that people can be genuinely inspired by fish, with or without psychedelic drugs. View all 31 comments. May 27, Gaurav rated it it was amazing Shelves: The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
Though loneliness is an unavoidable condition of our humanity, it resides in The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence. Though loneliness is an unavoidable condition of our humanity, it resides in the innermost being of the self, expanding as each individual becomes aware of and confronts the ultimate experiences of life: Loneliness in this sense is not the same as suffering the loss of a loved one, or a perceived lack of a sense of wholeness or integrity.
Existential loneliness is a way of being in the world, it is an ontological condition, a way of grasping for and confronting one's own subjective truth. I struggle to put my thoughts into words about this little gem by Hemingway, it is exactly like fishing- just when you think you have grabbed the ideas and put them in assorted order, and you believe you would pull it away, it disappears in the depth of chaos and you lost it.
This is what it is- a condensed prose written with the precision of a minimalist who can portray great ideas about human existence beneath the simple tales. The Old, Santiago has been going for fishing for 84 days now without success.
In the first forty days a boy- Rogelio was with him. Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated. Probably it was his experience too with life- for he would have been in such situations before- which provides him strength and motivation to move forward. Probably it requires high degree of meditation of soul to cultivate your mind in such a way that it may act as you wish- and a few have been able to do so since the outbreak of human civilization.
At one level it is the tale of a man and a fish, at another, a story of man versus nature, at yet another, the story of the culture of manhood, courage, bravery in the face of existence, and at yet another a history of what life was like when individuals were more the central actors on the human stage and not groups or organizations.
The Old man no longer dreams of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed of places now and of the lions on the beach.
He has stood up from petty details of life and hope to sustain through punishing life keeps him moving forward. Better to sail an ocean of hope than a sea of despair.
The Old man is a dreamer, though his dreams may not have been ordinary, scuffed and sanded down by decades of fishing the Gulf Stream: He is reverent but not pious, wary of devotion, although he could waver.
He is a symbol of an attitude toward life. He often thinks and talks poetically and symbolically and so artificially. His relationship with nature is not usual- unusual in the sense that he thinks of sea as most people do not: The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.
May be today. Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact.
Then when luck comes you are ready. He gets lucky too this time and his quarry hooked and a big fish from the hope of sea struck in his fishing net. But then true test of life begins for him, Day becomes night becomes day, and with little or no sleep the old man loses track of time and islands of Sargasso weed drift by. I will never go in a boat again without salt or limes. Santiago symbolizes courage, gut and perseverance- which are perhaps most important of the traits required to live the life.
He will win the battle but lose the prize, and rue the desperation that carried him beyond practical bounds.
He laments the ruins of his lionheart dream, and yet he remains unbowed: He is humble and gently proud, aware of beauty and filled with a sense of brotherhood with nature. And he has a loving heart. These attributes have not been common in Hemingway characters in the past. Since they are admirable and Mr. Hemingway admires them, the moral climate of "The Old Man and the Sea" is fresh and healthy and the old man's ordeal is moving.
The book reflects upon some of the basic parameters of human existence- which are loneliness and recognition. He looked around for the bird now because now because he would like him for company. But he is the symbolism for entire humankind, and he realizes how laws of nature work and any sort of unrequired affection may be futile in the struggle for existence.
I wish I could feed the fish, he thought. He is my brother. But I must kill him and keep strong to do it. The book, to me, may be said as bible of human existence, the Old man symbolizes the human attitude towards life in general; it is the tale of civilized human life and exactly what does it take to live such one- courage, love, faith, hope, and clarity. And the prose of Hemingway provides indefinite possibilities to the readers to interpret it according to their own world, how rare it is to find a piece of art which can be interpreted in every probable way, which holds true in every era, and that is what exactly Hemingway offered to the mankind.
View all 30 comments. This was my very first Hemingway and I loved it! However, I am not sure if it broke me for future Hemingway novels. This one was so perfect in its simpleness. When I got to other Hemingway novels it was almost like there was too much in them - I wanted the basics of this book again.
That is not to say that I have not enjoyed his other books, but if I had read the others first and wasn't tempted to compare them to this, I would have rated them higher. So, if you want to read lots of Hemingway, may This was my very first Hemingway and I loved it! So, if you want to read lots of Hemingway, maybe don't start here.
View all 6 comments. Sep 29, Nandakishore Varma rated it it was amazing Shelves: So because of [concern over] the fruits of your karma, never shirk from it. It has been praised as the epitome of virtue to do your duty regardless of the consequences: Both views have their merits: Hemingway's old fisherman, Santiago, would not have known the Gita. But he echoes its philosophy when he says: Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for.
Being born as a fisherman, his karma is to fish - it does not matter whether he manages to land anything. Everyday he keeps on returning to the sea, because My big fish must be somewhere. Yes, indeed. Even while intent on killing one another, the contest is one of love as well as antagonism. You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman.
There is nothing personal in it, no pleasure or pain - just the inevitability of karma. And it does not matter whether one wins or loses, whether one has the catch to show for one's victory - for the act of fishing is what is important, for a man who was born to be a fisherman.
Up the road, in his shack, the old man was sleeping again. He was still sleeping on his face and the boy was sitting by him watching him.
The old man was dreaming about the lions. Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose. Tomorrow is always another day. One of the real gems of world literature.
View all 22 comments. Dec 08, Councillor rated it really liked it Shelves: On the first glance, The Old Man and the Sea is a very simple story about a Cuban fisherman fighting against a giant marlin. On the second glance You won't find any complex characters in this story, you won't find even the smallest trace of complexity. One can try to find symbolisms in this story and will most likely succeed , but as Ernest Hemingway said himself: The boy is a boy and On the first glance, The Old Man and the Sea is a very simple story about a Cuban fisherman fighting against a giant marlin.
A powerful tale about the efforts of a human being to achieve a certain goal and about how easy it is to lose what you have won. And powerful it is indeed. I was familiar with Hemingway's writing style and his tragic life due to preparing a school presentation about him years ago and reading some of his short stories, so I was able to direct my expectations to the necessary direction, ultimately finding - as surprising as this may sound - a lot to enjoy in here.
I don't know if any other author would have been able to spend pages on a subject as simple as this although Dickens probably could , but Ernest Hemingway succeeded in the attempt, creating a timeless classic.
The language is not very demanding - sometimes even poor, if you look at the way he repeats himself unnecessarily at passages every writing adviser would cringe at. And yet there is something powerful, endearing behind those words, something which lures you in without you even realizing it. It is impossible to describe the atmosphere within this tale.
Read it for yourself if you are open for classics without a lot of action going on - and this is a short one, a story I read in the course of two hours with interruptions - or don't if you need your complex plots. For everyone else, I'd highly recommend it. View all 36 comments. View all 10 comments.
My first Hemingway, that I had looked forward to seeing! And positive results, with a very good read, carried around Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman who has caught further fish for eighty seven days, and decided the next day to attempt once more to conquer the ocean. And from there, we follow three days of struggle, fury and battle the old man facing a huge fish, sturgeon; it finally so close to this human, that will express the same feelings and that will eventually move the fisherman.
Finally, My first Hemingway, that I had looked forward to seeing! Finally, the fish will be fought although Santiago will have to face a horde of hungry sharks and a heavy heart that he will return to Havana accompanied the skeleton of one who has so long been his confidant Despite this cruel end to this man so brave, Ernest Hemingway wanted to express the victory in defeat, the first sailor to win returning with the biggest fish ever caught, but the defeat because Santiago will never recognized for his admirable deed The tail, excuse me, The tale of an elderly fisherman and his not so good friend , a 1, lbs.
They meet for lunch and immediately fight over the menu he wants the fish , as the main course. This disagreement causes some friction. Boys will be boys. So eventually, the two, decide to take a long leisurely voyage , to cool off. What harm can happen? Imagine, Cain and Abel , without the brotherly love View all 20 comments. May 13, Dan Schwent rated it really liked it Shelves: After eighty-five fishless days, Santiago hooks more than he bargained for. Can he battle everything the sea throws at him to land his prize?
In the interest of reading a wider variety of things, I snapped this up like an eighteen-foot marlin bites a baited hook. It was definitely worth a read. And a Sea. It's man vs. Hemingway's language is spare but very powerful.
I felt every wound and heartbreak along with Santiago and wa After eighty-five fishless days, Santiago hooks more than he bargained for. I felt every wound and heartbreak along with Santiago and was nearly as worn out as the old fisherman by the end of the tale. If you haven't already had the ending spoiled for you, do yourself a favor and steer clear of introductions, reviews, and Wikipedia summaries. I knew the ending before I got there due to reading an excerpt in middle school and the experience would have been much better going in cold.
What else is there to say? It didn't win a Nobel Prize for Literature for nothing! However, The Old Man and the Sea has made me a believer. Four out of five stars. View all 5 comments. Add info 1 8 Nov 24, Readers Also Enjoyed. Videos About This Book. More videos About Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations.
Hemingway produced most of his work between the mids and the mids, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in He published seven novels, six short story collec Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. He published seven novels, six short story collections and two non-fiction works. Three novels, four collections of short stories and three non-fiction works were published posthumously.
Many of these are considered classics of American literature. Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school he reported for a few months for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to enlist with the World War I ambulance drivers. In , he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms.
In , he married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives. The couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent, and fell under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the s "Lost Generation" expatriate community.
The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway's first novel, was published in They divorced after he returned from Spanish Civil War where he had acted as a journalist, and after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls. Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea in , Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two plane crashes that left him in pain and ill-health for much of the rest of his life.
Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the s and s, but in he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of Books by Ernest Hemingway. Trivia About The Old Man and t Quotes from The Old Man and t Welcome back. PDF Size: Review of the Novel: The Old Man and the Sea first published Ernest Hemingway, the author of the world celebrated novel.
Later, the author in getting the Nobel Prize in literature the novel is discussed as seriously. The novel has been translated into several languages. Thus begins the story: Today, eighty-four days, he could not catch a single fish. The first forty days a boy was with him. Their orders, the boy have gone to another boat and in the first week they caught three big fish. Everyday the old man back in empty boat, to see this, the boy became upset. When the old man comes back, the boy helps him to bring the Fishing rope, Harpoon and otherwise things.