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A Book Analysis of Hemingways Old Man in the Sea The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is a story of determination friendship and also mans struggles with nature Hemingway leads the reader though an interesting story of an old man and his will defeat nature He also shares a story of friendship between young and old Ernest Miller Hemingway was born July 21 1899 in Oak Park Illinois He was the second oldest of six children and grew up in a typical American family His mother encouraged Hemingways marked impulse toward creativity and his father provided an early grounding in nature lore and woodsmanshipHemingway1 Hemingways work shows both his mother and fathers influences Hemingways career started when he did an editing job for his school newspaper After high school Hemingway went on and became a reporter for a Kansas City newspaper called the Kansas Star He stayed with this newspaper for only six months when he then joined the war effort of World War1 In the war Hemingway was a dedicated ambulance driver Hemingways days in the war were cut short when he suffered a bad knee injury and so he retreated to Michigan to read write and fish Hemingway also lived in many European cities and traveled quite a bit The experiences that he had traveling gave him many ideas for his stories Finally he settled in Cuba were he passed away by suicide in 1961 Hemingways last novel was Old Man and the Sea It was also one of his most famous novels In this book the main character an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago is faced with bad luck and looked down on by the towns people His only friend is a young boy named Manolin After not catching any fish for eighty-four days the old man still goes out till finally he snags an enormous marlin The stories plot continues with the old man fighting
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