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People wonder what perseverance is According to The America Heritage Dictionary perseverance means To persist in or remain constant to a purpose idea or task in spite of obstacles In the book The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway the main character Santiago shows many ways of perseverance Perseverance was seen in Santiago throughout The Old Man and the Sea and was also seen in my life when I was in my last year of hockeyIn The Old Man and the Sea Santiago showed some ways of perseverance One way he showed determination was when he had never gave up on his marlin After Santiago had caught the marlin he never let it go Some examples were when ever the sharks had seen the marlin and started to attack it Santiago did his best to fight then off no matter how much meat the sharks kept taking off Santiago kept hitting then and he never gave up Another way was when had survived and gone eight-five days with no luck at all He had not caught anything for eight-five days He had not eaten for that long either He had pretended to have food and pretended to eat food He just kept going and he was determined to get a fish Similar to Santiago throughout The Old Man and the Sea perseverance was seen in my life when I had played hockey We had are championship game I had played goalie in this game By the second half the score was two to zero We were losing when it came to the third quarter We were determined to win I had pumped the team up with spirit We had scored two goals Then there was 1 minute left in the last quarter Our captain was on a break away and he scored At the end we had ended up winning I learned that if you give up youd never know what you are
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