The Old Man and the Sea is Hemingway’s final work, published in 1952. It depicts an old experienced Cuban fisherman Santiago who dedicates himself to struggling with a marlin for three days. After two days of struggle, Santiago has no choice but to kill the marlin since it is so huge and uncontrollable. But the blood of the dead marlin attracted a group of sharks, and he faces another round of battle for the fruits of his victory with the feral shacks.
The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most famous novels, which won him the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. The persevering spirit represented by Santiago is constantly inspiring generations to become “a man can be destroyed but not defeated”.
About the Author:
The Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway was born on 21 July 1899 in Chicago and passed away in 1961, during which the two World Wars happened. He participated in wars several times, early as an ambulance driver and then as a journalist. Hemingway traveled widely, once staying in Paris, Spain, and Cuba.