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Sajel Lala Mrs Caloutas Sophomore English 8 May 2003 Code Hero There are many good fishermen and some great ones but there is only you Hemingway 23 What is a hero Some people consider heroes to be singers actors and actresses or even political figures such as Mayor Rudy Giuliani and George W Bush A hero is not necessarily someone who is in the public eye but instead can be an individual just fighting for what they believe in And in Ernest Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea that is what the main character Santiago does He mentally and physically fights battles with himself and the marlin for his pride and love of fishing while facing the laughter and jeers of all of those who surround him He encompasses Ernest Hemingways definition of a code hero which is someone who lives correctly following the ideals of honor courage and endurance in a world that is sometimes chaotic often stressful and always painful Siprep 1 Hemingway uses Santiago the main character in The Old Man and the Sea to symbolize his code hero One aspect a code hero has is following the principle of honor and pride in their work Santiago does not boast to the other fishermen about the grandest catch of his life even after 84 days of repetitious bad luck Instead at the end of the novel when he arrives back home to Cuba he drags the marlins carcass up to the beach and proceeds to his shack without mentioning to anyone his capture of the great creature Santiago has such confidence in himself that he does not need to publicize his prize and share it with others instead he remains self-satisfied which is all he needs to be happy With Santiagos honor no matter what treacherous or unimaginable conditions he is put through he succeeds in some way shape or form Man is not much besides the great birds and beasts
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