HEMINGWAY'S MAN IN STRUGGLE WITH THE SEA AND HIMSELF

  • Danijela Mišić

Abstract

Meaningful focus of Hemingway's hero in literary creation The Old Man and the Sea reveals new relations of a man's struggle with the insurmountable aiming to prevent and overcome the evil with his sense and logic. Development of the action in literary creation is influenced by dialogues between the old man, the sea, the fish and with the boy. Uncertainty brought by the sea depths, persistence in the end of his fisherman's age and the experience gained between the sea and the sky, lead the old man to the cognition of eternal unequal struggle in the universe between an individual and the power. The main character searches for words to address the sea and the silence broken by waves and winds. He thinks that the Almighty chose him to solve the secrets of existence and survival. When he speaks, and when he is silent, both visually and acoustically, he keeps up thinking that he will catch the biggest fish and make triumph in that way. Through Hemingway's story one notices the old man's inner and external transformation.

Published
Sep 8, 2019
How to Cite
MIŠIĆ, Danijela. HEMINGWAY'S MAN IN STRUGGLE WITH THE SEA AND HIMSELF. PALIMPSEST / ПАЛИМПСЕСТ, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 7, p. 213-217, sep. 2019. ISSN 2545-3998. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/PAL/article/view/3087>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2019.
Section
КНИЖЕВНОСТ/ LITERATURE