The Old Man and the Sea Essay | Themes in Old Man and The Sea

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Themes in Old Man and The Sea

Summary: This essay helps to identify the two most important themes in the Old Man and the Sea. Stoicism and love and compassion are necessary to not only understand the reasoning for Santiago's reactions to certain situations but also to realize Hemingway's deeper intent with this story.
Theme is the underlying implicit message in a story that reveals a universal truth to the reader. The author hopes that the reader will recognize the implicit themes embedded inside a story. Identifying themes not only helps one understand the true deeper meaning of a story, but also helps one learn about life. The Old Man and The Sea, written by Ernest Hemingway, is a novella about a dedicated old man who ends up on a journey to conquer a fish, and his own fears of insecurity. The Old Man and The Sea has important themes within it. Two significant themes in this novella are stoicism, and love and compassion. These two themes are present throughout the novella. To fully value the story, one must recognize the presence of the theme in order to appreciate this novella's true deeper meaning.

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