The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

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Re: The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

Post by GabbiV » 09 Mar 2018, 22:35

What really struck me about the Old Man was his similarities to Jesus such as when the Old Man faltered three times etc.

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Post by obeyaisha123 » 10 Mar 2018, 18:24

I love watching movie based on the books because the movie based gives us a different from the book and it comes to live. I love reading books as well including one of my favorite "Cross Over".

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Post by mamalui » 17 Mar 2018, 12:05

I came across this book in the school library and enjoyed reading it. I didn't get the moral of the story until until after I read again some years later. It's a good book.
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Post by mamalui » 17 Mar 2018, 12:06

I came across this book in the school library and enjoyed reading it. I didn't get the moral of the story until after I read it again some years later. It's a good book.
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Post by Javier Campos » 27 Mar 2018, 10:45

I have never understood why some people don't like this book or Hemingway in general, I think his writing is great and he always, and I mean always writes a clear picture of the era in which he lived. As for the old man and the sea, the book resonated with me thanks to my Hispanic heritage as well as the fact that the plot was very interesting.

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Post by Jmteachmom » 27 Mar 2018, 18:50

I had not thought about this book in so long. I had to read The Old Man and the Sea my freshmen year of high school. I remember my English teacher being such a fan of Hemingway. She even had his name on her license plate :D. I did not enjoy this one at all. It could have been the teacher as she saw a hidden meaning behind every word on the page! May reread someday but not anytime soon.

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Post by sirajaqb » 27 May 2018, 07:02

The Old Man and the Sea was one of my favorite books in high school. The underlying themes of courage, strength, and learning from your failures really struck me. I think his writing style was really what pulled me in. I absolutely hated the slow pace we were reading in for class! I wanted to devour the story, not savor it. I have gone back and reread it a few times now and I always learn something new about myself and Santiago.

If you are interested in Hemingway, there is a fictional story by Paula McLain about his relationship with his first wife that you might like to read. Titled The Paris Wife, this book looks at his life experiences and how they influenced his writing. Although it is fiction the author uses information from his real life and details garned from conversations with his first wife to lend potential insight. It isn't a classic novel, but it a fun read about one of the great classic authors.

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Post by strawberrysab » 27 May 2018, 13:33

Oh, Hemingway, my eternal love. This is by far my favorite book from him, though I have a soft spot for The Sun Also Rises, as well. It’s one of those book you can’t always understand immediately but needs to be dusted off and reread after a while to fully understand it.
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Post by DATo » 27 May 2018, 20:39

sirajaqb wrote:
27 May 2018, 07:02
The Old Man and the Sea was one of my favorite books in high school. The underlying themes of courage, strength, and learning from your failures really struck me. I think his writing style was really what pulled me in. I absolutely hated the slow pace we were reading in for class! I wanted to devour the story, not savor it. I have gone back and reread it a few times now and I always learn something new about myself and Santiago.

If you are interested in Hemingway, there is a fictional story by Paula McLain about his relationship with his first wife that you might like to read. Titled The Paris Wife, this book looks at his life experiences and how they influenced his writing. Although it is fiction the author uses information from his real life and details garned from conversations with his first wife to lend potential insight. It isn't a classic novel, but it a fun read about one of the great classic authors.
I read The Paris Wife a few years ago. I think it accurately captured the time Hemingway and Hadley were together.

Hadley is from my town and I believe her childhood family home still exists. In A Moveable Feast Hemingway admitted that he had made an enormous mistake where his first wife was concerned. Till the day he died he bitterly regretted their break up, which was his decision, not hers. At the time Hadley was devastated but got on with her life and had a very successful marriage later. Hemingway met with her and her new husband and he kept in touch with her off and on till the end of his life.
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Post by pricklypurple » 30 Jun 2018, 16:09

When I read this in school, I found it to be very dull, but as an adult, I will have to give it another go.

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Post by Cher432 » 26 Aug 2018, 14:20

Wow I am going to be totally honest here and say that I found most of Hemingway's work boring and a bit self important, but I did enjoy reading the Old Man and the Sea. Lessons about courage were presented well in the book which endeared me to it.

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