Written a century apart the two books, "Moby Dick", by Herman Melville in 1851, and "The old man and the sea", by Ernest Hemingway in 1952, create worlds that are based on similar themes, which share motifs and teach lessons of life.
"Moby Dick" is a novel that places its action on the sea and inv
“A man can be destroyed but not defeated”
In the Old man and the sea, Santiago says, “A man can be destroyed but not defeated. (Page 93)” The true statement can be referred to throughout the novel. Santiago is in the end physically destroyed, but mentally he is not defeated. Santiago’s c
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...
A Man Be Destroyed, But Not Defeated.
Reading through the novel The Old Man and the Sea one, as a reader, can perceive several themes in the book. Various arguments can be established by the way Hemingway set up the story. Some may argue that the novel’s theme was Santiago’s struggle, the fr
A man can be destroyed but not defeated
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent and what leads to destroyal. The Old Man and the Sea is one of the finest works of literature of the 20th century, and was published in 1952 after the bleakest ten years in
Reading through the novel The Old Man and the Sea one, as a reader, can perceive several themes in the book. Hemingway suggests certain subjects for discussion which built up the whole plot, therefore giving us options to choose the one we believe is the main one. In the past weeks we have been disc
By: Laura Wiser
Ernest Hemingway The Man and His Work On July 2, 1961, a writer whom many critics call the greatest writer of this century, a man who had a zest for adventure, a winner of the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, a man who held esteem everywhere on that July day, that man pu
The Journey from Illusion to Disillusion in Hemingway's Old Man and The Sea
In our world today we are constantly bombarded with messages of illusion and falsity, however the states in which people travel through their lives differ. Some people are suspended in a state of illusion for all th
<center><b>Relationship, External Nature and Dignity in The Old Man and The Sea</b></center><br>Man has always suffered his most to achieve his goal. However if one doesn't experience the danger; will not be prepared to handle his problems. Experience is a part of life which gives man his true ident
The book The Old Man and the Sea was written by Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway was both a fisherman and a Nobel Prize winner. The story is set in a small fishing village near the Cuban coast. Hemingway¡¦s expresses in his tone that he feels sorry for the old man. This is shown because he menti
The Legend of Quetzalcoatl: Man or Myth?
From the beginning of the Toltec reign in Central Mexico, the deity Quetzalcoatl has been a central figure in the religion and culture of Mexico. This is undisputed. What can be disputed, however, is Quetzalcoat
The epic journey of "The Old Man and the Sea" describes struggle, discipline and manhood. The main characters relationships exemplify how faith and skill overcome man's adversity during life on the sea. Santiago's growing relationship with the boy idealizes his statute as a father figure and develop
Psychosocially therapeutic aspects of The old Man and the Sea
This exceptional story should be used as a therapeutic aid for hopeless and depressed people who needed a powerful force for continuing struggles of life against fate. They should say as the boy Manolin, "I'll bring the luck by myself
The book "The Old Man and the Sea" was written by Hemingway in 1951. Just as Hemingway himself said, the work is the best one he ever wrote in his life. The book was so successful that it enabled Hemingway to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.
The story of is quite simple: an Cuban fisher
After having read the Hemingway's "Old Man and the Sea" as a book in class, we also watched the film which was made afterwards because of the story's enormous popularity. As always, there are some ways in which the book differs from the film as well as the fact that they have several things in commo
Santiago, an old fisherman, has gone eighty-four days without catching a fish. For the first forty days, a boy named Manolin had fished with him, but Manolin's parents, who call Santiago salao, or "the worst form of unlucky," forced Manolin to leave him in order to work in a more prosperous boat. Th
Perseverance has been an issue for many people for as long as anyone could remember. "If at first you don't succeed, give up, there's no use in being a damned fool about it", this modern twist on the old adage seems to convey the attitude of most people in this day and age. However there are a few p
Themes embodying Human Nature in the Old Man And The Sea
From the very first page to the last, the Old Man and the Sea, by Earnest Hemingway embodies the full plethora of a labyrinth known as human nature. Santiago, the protagonist, is described to the reader as flying the "flag of permanent def
Old Man In The Sea
"The Old Man In The Sea" by Ernest Hemingway is a story that was written to be intentionally boring. By showing the reality of life we learn that there is no instant satisfaction or success in life. Also we learn that life can be a long and painful burden at sometime
My very boring essay on the old man and the sea
The topic I chose to do is "The main theme of the book is summed up in the single sentence: "A man can be destroyed but not defeated." Discuss in detail the meaning of this theme and the ways in which the book develops and illustrates this idea.