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Divided Minds Does the static expression of the Hemingway Hero in The Old Man and the Sea enhance or detract from the story The Hemingway Hero is defined by a static set of characteristics These characteristics remain essentially the same throughout all of Hemingways works The Hemingway Hero is always courageous confident and introspective He does not let his fears get to him The Hemingway Hero is expressed differently in each of his novels though Sometimes he is young and sometimes old In Hemingways novels The Nick Adams Stories and Old Man and the Sea the Hero is introduced differently In The Nick Adams Stories Nick Adams begins as a naive young boy then becomes the Hero within the view of the reader as his early life and the events that influenced his life most are the entirety of this memoir-style novel In Old Man and the Sea though the old man does not develop into a hero Santiago begins as an old man who has already attained the Heroic qualities that he will demonstrate intentionally throughout the rest of the book He remains and is a static unchanging example of Hemingways idealistic of heroicism The Hemingway Hero was not an original invention of his Whether called a code hero or a stereotypical protagonist the Hero has appeared throughout the history of American Literature from Falkner to Melville and many places in between The Hero universally expresses one key quality Grace Under Pressure GUP The Hero though he may be afraid keeps his composure in the most trying situations and does what is right when others cannot In a typical Code Hero book the Hero begins as cocky naive or often both By the end though the Hero has through the many experiences expressed in the book become a strong and clear example of the Code Hero In The Old Man and the Sea though the Hero begins a Hero
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