Hope in “The Old Man and the Sea” (Lesson 2 Article 2)


“It is silly not to hope, besides I believe it is a sin." The Old Man and the Sea” by E. Hemingway

Hope can be seen in the eyes of each and every living being ,the connection to life and the surroundings which are reflected also, in the incommensurable love that exists within and outside us. As we are born with the innate quality of hope for the future, that image is being transferred from the brain and reflected into our eyes. Hemingway’s novella is one of the most appropriate books as it sets the stage for personal achievement that cannot be taken away because it is something that each one of us can only find individually.

Hemingway says "Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated" In the story there is a boy named Manoulin who helped The Old Man. We are told that after forty days, Manolin's parents decided that "the old man was definitely salao”, which is the worst form of unlucky. "Santiago was too simple to wonder when he had attained humility. But he knew he had attained it and he knew it was not disgraceful and it carried no loss of true pride”. The heroic struggle against fate and the hope form character’s strengths against fortitude.

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