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Christian Allusions in "The Old Man and the Sea"

Summary: Ernest Hemingway uses four Christian themes to reveal the character of Santiago in his classic novel, "The Old Man and the Sea."
In Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, he admired real Christians and used many allusions to the bible and the life of Christ. There are numerous occasions when he alludes to Christian belief, but most notably are four major biblical themes that are found in this book. The most noteworthy of these is found when he is fighting off the sharks; this can be viewed as crucifixion, as this is his most challenging time during his adventure. The second is that when he carries the mast, which can be translated as if he was carrying a cross, just as Jesus did. Third is that he wore a straw hat that began to hurt him, like the crown of thorns that was forced on Jesus and hurt Him. This hat hurt Santiago. The fourth and final theme to be studied...

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