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There is an old saying in the english language Every piece of writing is at least a little bit autobiographical This may be true in all cases but it is clearly predominant in Ernest Hemingways Old Man and the Sea It is evident that Hemingway modeled the main character Santiago after his own person and that the desires the mentality and the lifestyle of the old man are identical to Hemingways Santiago is an old fisherman who lives in a small coast town in Cuba At the time that Hemingway wrote the story he was also an elderly gentlemen and was such an avid fisherman throughout his life that books such as Ernest Hemingway The Angler As Artist were written on the sole subject of how this obsession influenced Hemingways writing Furthermore he fished off the coast of Cuba so much that he decided to buy the Finca Vigia in Cuba a substantial estate located about fifteen miles from downtown Havana For entertainment Santiago would read the baseball Meanhile Hemingway often relied on baseball analogies in his writing suggesting that he also loved the game These similarities between Santiagos lifestyle and Hemingways cannot be ignored or passed off as coincidence because they are much too precise Already from these prominent identical traits it is evident that Hemingway modeled the character of Santiago after his own person Hemingway had a very characteristic view of life He believed it was admirable to risk ones life in order to test ones limits His love of bullfighting clearly demonstrated this Raymond S Nelson Hemingway scholar states He saw bullfighting as tragic ritual and he lionized the better bullfighters as men who risked death every time they entered the arena -- a stance he admired and chose for himself in other ways One example of Hemingway choosing this stance for himself was when he shot and dropped a charging Cape buffalo a few feet before the enraged
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