Man can be destroyed but not defeated

Topics: Herman Melville, The Old Man and the Sea, Hamas Pages: 2 (707 words) Published: January 2, 2014
It was charless Lukman who said, success is that old abc, ability, break and courage. Man can be destroyed but not defeated, these words were fully influenced by two great novels, The old man and the sea by Ernest Heminguwy which was published in 1952 and Moby dick by Herman Melville in 1852. These two novels were based on same theme, which share motifs and teach lesson of life. Novella, The old man and the sea describes that, if man is spiritually hopeful he would never be defeated. If man trust on faith and recognizes his dignity he can hold on anything. Hameninguwy words about the hero of his novel, "everything about him was old except his eyes which were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated". Seemingly, "Moby Dick" the novel of Herman Melville expressed the same thoughts of courage, spiritual hopeful, bravery and faith on victory made man undefeated. At present, the late leader of "Hamas" Ahmad Yasin proved that he was a man of courage. He had been sentenced imprison in Israel. He served insomnia and agitation by Israeli forces but he did not step back of his principles. Man was only defeated when he was depressed and hopeless. But courageous people would never be defeated in any situation. They face the challenges of life with courage and their everlasting struggle proved that they can not be defeated but destroyed. following are the lessons learnt from essay.

A man finds inspiration from others.
“But I must have confidence and I must be worthy of the great DiMaggio who does all things perfectly even with the pain of the bone spur in his heel.” For Santiago, it is “the great Joe DiMaggio” who inspires and motivates him. He possesses traits that Santiago admires, reminding him that to be successful you have to put all of yourself into a task and bear up under difficulty. Looking up to others–having heroes–provides us with examples to follow, the knowledge that others have overcome obstacles as well, and the assurance of the great...
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