Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on The old man and the Sea by Ernest hemingway. It needs to be at least 500 words. The old man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway-Annotated bibliography Shams, Ishteyaque. Novels of Ernest Hemingway: A Critical Study. Atlantic Publishers & Dist, 2002. Print. The book is significant for any study on Ernest Hemingway’s novels. The book offers the reader an understanding on the various perspectives on Hemingway and provides a critical analysis of such major novels of Hemingway as The sun also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea. The book elaborately deals with the symbolic treatment of Hemingway. The story of The Old Man and the Sea is interesting and exciting at the same time while its symbolism is quite ‘meaningful and profound’ (Shams 93). It has also been pointed out by the author that the themes of victory and death are not dominant in the novel as the focus is on “Santiago’s epic struggle against the forces of nature” (Shams 93). The author also observes that the relationship between individualism and interdependence is also evident in the novel. The book is significant as the author elaborately deals with the various symbols and symbolic characters involved in the novel. Rao, P.G.R, Ernest Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea. Atlantic Publishers & Dist, 2007. Print. Published in 2007, Rao’s book is an authentic document that deals with the various aspects of Hemingway’s novel. The book offers a brief life sketch of Hemingway, provides a critical summary of The Old Man and the Sea, deals elaborately with the characterization and critical appreciation of the novel. The book is a significant resource on The Old Man and the Sea as it reveals the real character of Santiago, the protagonist of the novel. Santiago’s indomitable spirit, his optimism, strong determination and his never compromising endurance are best revealed by the author. The author makes it clear that Santiago was never “interested in catching small fish” and that he wanted “to catch the biggest fish ever in the Gulf stream” (Rao 46). Similarly, the theme of human endurance is elaborately discussed in the book. Auer, Jim & Hemingway, Ernest. Ernest Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea. Barrons Educational Series, 1984. Print. Published in 1984, the book is renowned as a valid source on Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. The book is significant for the study as it offers detailed information on the historical background of the novel. Similarly, the book also deals elaborately with the plot, characters, setting, themes, style, points of view, and the form and structure of the novel. The book highlights the autobiographical elements in the novel. The author purports that Hemingway also experienced ‘battle, rejection, failure, loss, glory, and triumph’ just like his hero Santiago and that the theme of individualism is dominant in the novel (Auer & Hemingway 2). As such, t can be regarded as a seminal work on Hemingway’s The Old man and the Sea. Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea Themes. GradeSaver LLC, 2012. Web. 21 June 2012. The web article is of importance as it depicts the major themes of the novel. The underlying themes that govern Hemingway’s novel consist of unity, heroism, manhood, success, worthiness, and Santiago as Christ (Hemingway). The unity between Santiago and nature is evident and all throughout the novel one can find contradictory elements being pictured as parts of a single unified whole. ‘Triumph over crushing adversity’ characterizes Santiago’s heroism and Hemingway’s hero faces adversities with dignity and grace in spite of the odds against him (Hemingway). The themes of manhood, heroism and success are interlinked in the novel and in his heroic attempts Santiago at times resembles Christ. All these major themes of the novel are effectively portrayed in the article and as such it is a useful source on Hemingway’s The Old man and the Sea. Spark Notes: The Old Man and the sea. Themes, Motifs & Symbols. SparkNotes LLC, 2012. Web. 21 June 2012. The web article is a useful resource on Hemingway’s The Old man and the Sea as it deals with the major themes, motifs and symbols of the novel. The article underlines two major themes that run through the whole novel- ‘the honor in struggle, defeat and death’ and ‘pride as the source of greatness and determination’ (Spark Notes: The Old Man and the sea). Even though one finds Santiago struggling against defeats, adversities, and the natural world he displays remarkable amount of honor and dignity in overcoming these adversities. He is so determined and it is his pride that motivates him to fight against the destructive forces of nature. The article also clearly demonstrates how the crucifixion imagery of Christ is worked out in the novel. The symbolic parallel between Santiago and Christ is also elaborated in the article. The article is also significant as it offers key insights regarding the major motifs and symbols in the novel. Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. n.p. Vol. 6. Novels for Students. pp. 195-215. Web. 21 June 2012. The web article proves to be extremely beneficial as it offers a detailed biography of the author, the plot summary of the novel, characterization, and the major themes of the novel. In the same way, the narrative style of Hemingway is also elaborately discussed in the article. Details such as the setting of the novel, its structure, the point of view of the writer, and the symbolisms in the novel are adequately discussed in the article. The article also throws light on the historical context in which the novel was written. The article also comprises of the major criticism on the novel by eminent critics on Hemingway, As such the article is a valid and useful source on Hemingway’s The Old Man and the sea. Works CitedAuer, Jim & Hemingway, Ernest. Ernest Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea. Barrons Educational Series, 1984. Print. Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea Themes. GradeSaver LLC, 2012. Web. 21 June 2012. —. The Old Man and the Sea. n.p. Vol. 6. Novels for Students. pp. 195-215. Web. 21 June 2012. Rao, P.G.R, Ernest Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea. Atlantic Publishers & Dist, 2007. Print. Shams, Ishteyaque. Novels of Ernest Hemingway: A Critical Study. Atlantic Publishers & Dist, 2002. Print. Spark Notes: The Old Man and the sea. Themes, Motifs & Symbols. SparkNotes LLC, 2012. Web. 21 June 2012.
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