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Essay | Hemingway's American Hero

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Hemingway's American Hero

Summary: Evaluates The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. Discusses how Santiago is Hemingway's classic "American Hero." Provides a brief biography of Hemingway.
The American Hero, according to Ernest Hemingway, author of The Old Man and the Sea, as well as other great works, is someone who defies the odds when faced with adversity. This theme is repeated many times throughout his works. For example, Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea defies the odds by fighting for the colossal fish. Although he is an old man, he is able to muster up enough strength to fight the fish for days. This definition of an American Hero evolved for Hemingway as he examined his own life through his writing.

Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois in July 21, 1899. He was one of six children. His father Clarence Hemingway was a doctor and an influential member of the local church. He raised Hemingway to be a rugged macho man. Hemingway loved to play football and other "manly" sports. How...

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