Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway, a Nobel Prize-winning author whose Old Man and the Sea, published in 1952 created a massive vibe among the readers not only in America but also around the globe. Probably, this novel is the most distinguished one among his writings, which deals with the existential crisis of the protagonist, Santiago, a man of the old age. He is the title character of the novel, “The Old Man” who is old enough but still maintains a very fresh vow in order to overcome his inadequacies and to show the world his ability to fight against the odds of life. The novelist has intertwined different incidents with his careful and intelligent mind and as a result, the novel comes out devoid of any useless or loose structural characteristic. The novel is surprisingly short in size, but everything is there; simple, the language is but conveys complex ideas and most importantly, though apparently, it seems a story of Santiago, an imaginary individual’s struggle, it has a great universal appeal because of its signature tune of “Survival for the Fittest.”

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