A Journey to Enlightenment in The Old Man and the Sea

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Through time, as distant as the early periods when Homo habilis first roamed the earth, man has incessantly entered into conflict with nature. As the primitive man has evolved, he has become over-dependant on nature to the point where he takes advantage of its abundance of gifts. Despite the fact that man has a tendency to desecrate nature, there are those who recognize and praise its power and make an effort to become one with …

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…He seeks the respect of those who doubt him and is determined to win their respect. He loses the love of his life and discovers that he has no one to rest on. Nature is his last resort, but he cannot even depend on that. All of Santiago's actions characterize the tendencies of a normal human being and under all of the implications to Christ lies a man who is in desperate need of therapy.