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Santiago The Hemingway Hero The book Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is one like most Hemingway books It contains like most of his works hidden meanings in the texts Not only that but the main character is one of an adventurous glamorous lifestyle much like Hemingway himself Santiago the main character of The Old Man and the Sea has been debated over the topic as to whether or not he is actually worthy to be deemed a Hemingway Hero The Hemingway Hero In each of Hemingways books he puts uniqueness in each main character that remains true throughout all his books This uniqueness is a combination of qualities that place the character in a category of a Hemingway Hero What exactly are these qualities Well first off a Hemingway Hero depends wholly on himself and is completely self-reliant a loner at heart Participating in Nature makes the Hemingway Hero feel alive and refreshed for nature offers him an opportunity to test his skills through forms of competition such as hunting and fishing Dwiggins Therefore a Hemingway Hero also enjoys nature as far as to the point of coinciding or even seeming to rely on Natures Company It is usually a male who would face danger willingly because he believes that his worth as a man is measured by his ability to endure A hero made by Hemingway views personal violence healthy competition between two worthy opponents as something necessary and beneficial to life The Hemingway Hero by competing with an equally skilled opponent can prove his manhood through such testing of endurance courage strength and spirit He faces Death as any human however regards a fight to the death as an ultimate challenge of his worth and advances to face such challenges with supreme dignity Although the hero does this he is rarely satisfied on his life or accomplishments and proves himself again and again He holds extreme intimacy with nature holding
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