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One can describe a hero as someone who achieves greatness The Old Man and the Sea a novel by Ernest Hemingway involves an old man named Santiago who establishes himself as a great fisherman many times but yet he still struggles to prove it again and again Santiago lives in a small fishing village off the coast of Havana Cuba and fishing is imperative to his survival Although an immeasurable amount of skill is found in Santiago eighty-four days passed without him hooking a single fish Santiago refuses to give up Santiago classifies as a Hemingway hero A Hemingway hero shows many qualities including courage skill experience pride humility and perseverance Santiago qualifies as a Hemingway hero because of his courage skill and pride The courageous acts of Santiago help establish his greatness Everyone else would have given up when their spear broke while attacking a shark but Santiago lashes out at the shark with his fists When he saw the shark he leaned over the side and punched at him He hit only meat and the hide was set hard and he barely got the knife in The blow hurt not only his hands but his shoulder too But the shark came up fast with his head out and the old man hit him squarely in the center of his flat-topped head as his nose came out of the water and lay against the fish The old man withdrew the blade and punched the shark in exactly in the same spot again No the old man said and he drove the blade between the vertebrae and the brain1 Santiagos actions display his courage and his pride While attacking the sharks he loses his harpoon but instead of giving up he attaches his knife to the oar and uses that When the knife breaks he uses his club As Santiago attacks the sharks with the club the club is plucked
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