There is an old saying in the english language, "Every piece of writing is at least a little bit autobiographical." This may be true in all cases, but it is clearly predominant in Ernest Hemingway's "Old Man and the Sea." It is evident that Hemingway modeled the main character, Santiago after his own person, and that the desires, the mentality, and the lifestyle of the old man are identical to Hemingway's.
Santiago is an old
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