• Old Man and the Sea
    to sea and wishes that he had never “hooked the fish and was alone in bed on the newspapers” (103). Immediately after that, Santiago says, “But man is not made for defeat . . . A man can be destroyed but not defeated” (103). Do you find this assertion to be true? Can a man (or a woman) be...
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  • Old Man and the Sea "A Man Can Be Destroyed but Not Defeated"
    “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 courage...
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  • Old Man and the Sea
    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...
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  • Old Man and the Sea Critical Lens
    Man can be destroyed, but not defeated.” This quote refers to how a single man can be extremely mentally or physically damaged, but not beaten. In the novella, The Old Man and the Sea, the character, Santiago displays many traits of determination, perseverance, and optimism. He battled an eighteen...
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  • Old Man and the Sea
    A Man Can Be Destroyed But Not Defeated –The Struggle of Life in “The Old Man and the Sea” A Man Can Be Destroyed But Not Defeated – The Struggle of Life in “The Old Man and the Sea” Sophie Chen(陳昱均) Class 201 National Dali Senior High School March.17, 2007 1/24 PDF created with...
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  • Essays
    The Old Man And The Sea In the old man and the sea there is a quote “a man can be destroyed but not defeated” (Hemingway 103). This quote is telling us how the old man was physically destroyed but not defeated and telling us how these words were not the same thing. Though out the book is...
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  • Never Defeated
    Santiago states, “A man can be destroyed but not defeated” (Hemingway 103). The word “destroyed,” means to have ruined completely or to have rendered something useless. On the other hand, the term “defeated,” refers to failure to win or get your way. Although these words may seem simple, the readers...
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  • Old Man and the Sea
    big fish. Even though in the end Santiago lost the fish, he was never defeated. Throughout the novel The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway uses symbolism through Santiago, the marlin, and his nemesis, the sharks to contribute to his theme that “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” Throughout the...
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  • Destroyed but Not Defeated, Hemingwayt
    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...
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  • Defeat in The Old Man and the Sea
    . Because Santiago successfully catches the great marlin by fighting through physical fatigue, Hemmingway, in The Old Man and the Sea, proves “a man can be destroyed but not defeated.” In the prolonged struggle between the fish and the old man his conscience questioned his justifications for battling...
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  • The Old Man and the Sea
    "A man can be destroyed, but not defeated" P.93 The Old Man and the Sea is a tale about an old Cuban fisherman and his three-day battle with a giant Marlin. Through the use of an outstanding theme: ''A man can be destroyed, but not defeated,'' The Old Man and the Sea" strives to teach important...
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  • The Old Man and the Sea -- Jsdgn
    some points that all people with different age can be friends by some ways. Man is not made for death. Man can be destroyed but not defeated. It simply signifies the true victory of life. Maybe the man’s body could be ruin or wreck but mentally, the hopes, inspirations and dreams are still there...
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  • Man can be destroyed but not defeated
    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...
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    doesn’t care about what the fish is going to do, he only cares about he will be able to do something that is useful. "Fight them. I'll fight them until I die." Santiago used all of his supplies to fight with the sharks. "But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated...
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  • The Old Man and the Sea, a Man Be Destroyed but Not Defeated
    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...
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  • Final Essay: the Odyssey, Old Man and the Sea, Our Town
    Final Essay My interpretation of the quote, “But man is not made for defeat…. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” from the book Old Man And The Sea; means that you can kill someone, but you can't kill what he or she stands for. Their personal ideals and firm beliefs are some things that...
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  • The Old Man and the Sea
    chance. However, "Every day is a new day", a pack of sharks broke all his hope. He never gave up, he fought with the sharks even after losing his tools. This proved his bravery again, "Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated." After the first shark took away about forty...
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  • Old Man in the Sea
    perseverance and determination was when the Old Man says, "A man can be destroyed but never defeated." (p.103) This is another one of Hemingway's philosophies; it says that a man only loses if he gives up because it is a matter of will. Also that life is a serious game and how you play it does matter. It...
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  • The Pursuit of Happyness
    The Pursuit of Happiness “A man can be destroyed but never defeated.” – Ernest Hemingway We can consider the quote from Ernest Hemingway’s novel, “The Old Man and the Sea”, an equivalent of the film’s title, “The Pursuit of Happiness”, because up until the point you find happiness you have to...
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  • Six Paragraph Book Review of the Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    chides himself for being rash and apologizes to the marlin for wasting its life. Santiago realizes that a man can be destroyed but not defeated through the fish, who had lost the battle yet maintained its nobility. If one takes anything away from this novella, it should be that through loss, one can...
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