"The Old Man and The Sea" by Ernest Hemmingway. Discusses the different themes and symbolism throughout the novel

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The Old Man and the Sea Many themes are present in Hemmingway's novel, The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway uses wonderful imagery and symbolism to illustrate the struggles of the old man and the fish throughout the story. "Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated." "'But man is not made for defeat,' he said. 'A man can be …

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…of nowhere just when everything is well and they cause yet another problem. Here, the luck fades slowly away from Santiago, as he is not ready to defend his catch against sharks. Manolin represents the man's aid. Manolin is present for the "training" and he means a lot to the man's success, almost like a good coach. Although being lucky is good, you can't rely on luck but having the skills will always be beneficial.