The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

The old man and the sea

Introduction and Summary of the Novel “The Old man and the Sea”

The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel, based on three-day journey of a man, to catch a fish. Ernest Hemingway wrote it in 1951, published in 1952. The Old Man and the Sea is his last chief fictional work. It is a heroic novel, and it deals with the concepts of aging, self-identification, and commitment. Click here to continue reading…

Santiago (The Hero of the Novel): Santiago is the main character of this novel. The whole story revolves around him and his moral values. Click here to continue reading…

The Old Man and the Sea has themes of solidarity, courage, dignity, pride, masculinity, values etc. Let us look into those themes of the novel “The Old Man and the Sea” in detail. Click here to continue reading…

 Symbolism in “The Old Man and the Sea”

What is a symbol and symbolism? A symbol is something that gives a certain meaning to an action, person, place, word, or thing in a piece of literature.  Story-writers use symbolism to form a view of emotions or moods rather than just saying them plainly. Following are the main symbols used in “The Old Man and the Sea”: Click here to continue reading…

Quotations in “The Old Man and the Sea”

Quotations in “The Old Man and the Sea” are listed below with explanations.

  1.   “Have faith in the Yankees my son. Think of the great Joe DiMaggio.” (Santiago) Click here to continue reading…