Sunday, February 17, 2019
Great Gatsby-Santiago :: essays research papers
This may be true in all cases, entirely it is clear predominant in Ernest Hemingways Old Man and the Sea. It is evident that Hemingway copy the main character, capital of Chile after his profess person, and that the desires, the mentality, and the lifestyle of the old gentleman are identical to Hemingways.     Santiago is an old fisherman who lives in a small coast town in Cuba. At the time that Hemingway wrote the story, he was also an elderly gentlemen and was a great deal(prenominal) an avid fisherman throughout his life, that books such as "Ernest Hemingway, The Angler As Artist were written on the touch on subject of how this infantile fixation influenced Hemingways writing. Furthermore, he fished off the coast of Cuba so much that he decided to "buy the Finca Vigia in Cuba, a substantial ground located about fifteen miles from downtown Havana . . . For entertainment Santiago would "read the baseball." Meanwhile Hemingway often &qu otrelied on baseball analogies in his writing, eliciting that he also loved the game. These similarities between Santiagos lifestyle and Hemingways open firenot be ignored or passed off as coincidence because they are much too precise. Already, from these salient(ip) identical traits it is evident that Hemingway modeled the character of Santiago after his own person.     Hemingway had a real characteristic view of life. He believed it was admirable to adventure ones life in order to test ones limits. His love of bullfighting clearly demonstrated this. Raymond S. Nelson, Hemingway scholar, states, "He saw bullfighting as tragic ritual, and he lionized the better bullfighters as men who risked death every time they entered the electron orbit -- a stance he admired and chose for himself in other ways." one and only(a) example of Hemingway choosing this stance for himself was when "he shot and dropped a charging Cape overawe a few feet before the e nraged animal would cave in killed him." This dauntless act of Hemingways sounds peculiarly similar to the sport of bullfighting, and is an excellent example of Hemingways obsession with courting death. Scholar, John Smith believes that "Hemingways whole life and outlook suggest that, if he had known in advance of this deadly possibility, he would have embraced it even more enthusiastically." Very similarly, and not so coincidentally, Santiago had this very same mindset. He also believes in testing ones limits and admits as much when he tells himself, ". . . I will show him what a man can do and what a man endures.