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The Christ-like Qualities of Characters in Hemingway's The old Man and the Sea and Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Tom and Santiago The Christ Like Mortals In both Ernest Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea and Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin the main characters put forth an attempt to get through their pains and endeavors while staying calm in their environments Both Santiago of The Old Man and the Sea and Uncle Tom of Uncle Toms Cabin are linked to Christ Even through their challenging times each men find a way to look to God for assistance with his issues Along with their extensive Christianity Santiago and Tom symbolize the crucifixion of Christ Santiago and Tom have both been given much strength Strength such as God gives only to the desperateUncle Although Santiago and Tom are not desperate they are children of God and they both show their strength through their hearts and souls Even though Tom was known for his physical strength he also carried much emotional strength along with him Right before Tom was to be beaten for disobeying his master he said You can not hurt meGay With this he began to be beaten and not once did he flinch Tom stayed strong although his own people were harming him As he lay there tied to a cross he was beaten until his heart was barely beating and still he stayed strong knowing that God would be with him always Santiago also had one of these occurrences As he fought the giant fish Santiago got very tired and only hoped for some sleep Although he was very fatigued and could hardly fight any longer he believed in himself and that God would help him along the way He screamed out loud Fish I will stay with you until I am deadHemingway 52 Santiago had the heart to live through pain and he would never give up A man can be destroyed but not defeatedHemingway 103 Santiago and Tom are very hard working strong men who believe with all their
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