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Essay | Christ Symbolism in Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea

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Christ Symbolism in Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea

Summary: In Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway uses a number of symbols to create references to Christ. Santiago is the primary Christ-like figure.
Symbolic Christ

Throughout the novel "Old Man and the Sea" Earnest Hemingway relates the old man Santiago as a Christ-like figure. Hemingway does this by using the significance of events and through symbolism. Santiago is a Christ-like figure for many reasons.

Hemingway uses numbers to represent events in "the Old Man and the Sea" that also applies with Christ and the bible. "He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the golf stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish." This shows how the old man was alone for many days where he was able to think. Christ also does this when he goes into the wilderness. "He then immediately was sent out by the spirit into the wilderness readying himself to begin his ministry." This shows how the two characters are symbolically...

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