OLD MAN AND THE SEA AND CHARACTER TRAITS FOR BOTH BOOKS

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FULL TITLE: Old Man and the SeaAUTHOR: Ernest HemingwayTYPE OF WORK: novellaGENRE: fictionLANGUAGE: EnglishTIME AND PLACE WRITTEN: 1951 in CubaNARRATOR: anonymous POINT OF VIEW: narrators point of view and, at times, it give insight to Santiago's thoughtsTONE: matter-of-factTENSE: PastSETTING: Late 1940s in a small fishing village near Havana, Cuba.PROTAGONIST AND ANTAGONIST: Santiago (protagonist) Marlin, sharks, occasionally himself (antagonists)MAJOR CONFLICT: For 3 days, Santiago struggles against the greatest fish of his long careerRISING ACTION:CLIMAX":

RISING ACTION: when the marlin takes the baitCLIMAX: the marlin is circling and Santiago is reeling him in FALLING ACTION: sharks eating the carcass of the dead fish leaving the bones.THEMES: man vs. nature, man vs. self, and man vs. manSYMBOLS: carried the mass up the hill (Christ references)FORESHADOWING: Sharks...more to come                                 He says to Manolin that he is going out farther than ever before (foreshadows his destruction)

Santiago: brave, courageous, determined, doesn't care about his welfareMarlin: wise, noble, determined, strong (mentally)Manolin: loving, caring, respectful, genorousQuote:             "but man is not made for defeat," he said, "a man can be destroyed but not defeated." Hemingway 103

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