Hemingways the Old Man And The Sea: An Analysis Essay

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Hemingways "the Old Man And The Sea": An Analysis

Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea": An Analysis


Everyone has an arch enemy. Batman had the Joker, Superman had Lex
Luthor. But without their enemies, they would be unimportant, just like anyone
else. One could say that they needed their enemies, that their enemies were
almost friends. Similarly, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, is a
love story about the relationship developed over the years between a man and his
lifelong friend and foe, the sea. Within the following paragraphs, it will be
proven that the man needed the sea, that the two respected each other, and were
very close.

The old man respected the sea, unlike some of the younger, richer
fishermen. They referred to the sea as a man. "...spoke of her as el mar which
is masculine." (p.30) This was considered improper to the older fishermen, as
it was spoken of like a place or a contestant. The old man always referred to
the sea as a female, like a mother. "He always thought of the sea as la mar
which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her." (p.29) He saw the
sea as a woman, a woman that gave or withheld favors. She was unpredictable
beacuse "The moon affects her as it does a woman." (p.30) The sea was like a
second home for the man, who fished every day. La mar provided the man with
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