The Old Man and the Sea

 Posted by on November 4, 2012  Modern Fiction
Nov 042012
 
The Old Man and the Sea

This short and much-read classic has quite a reputation preceding it.  After reading the book, it is obvious that The Old Man and the Sea has rightfully earned all of the praise bestowed upon it.  On the surface, it is a simple tale of an old sailor’s struggle to bring in the fish he has fought while out at sea.  Yet a closer reading of Hemingway’s prose reveals much more of this novella’s message.  It tells of a man’s ability to overcome adversity, to remain focused on the “prize” despite the odds, and to reap the sweet victory of triumph.  [Read More…]