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Jan Vs. Santiago: A True Hero
According to Helen Keller, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trail and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved”. Through this quote, she shows that people behave differently from each other due to their experience and event that they have faced. Santiago in the old man and the sea remains as a hero through his experiences. Written in 1956, Jan in silver sword has also faced many struggles before he comes to meet Ruth’s parents. Comparing them shows that though both Jan and Santiago have been through hard time and have become a hero, they do not have the same characters. Jan and Santiago share the same characteristics such as being bold, caring and lonely. However,

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