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Santiago's Spirit In "The Man And The Sea"

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Santiago's Spirit In "The Man And The Sea" ?????????98??(2)baixiujuan ??: ?�????�??????????,????????????????????????????????,???? ????????????????????,????????????????????????????,????????????????? ???:???, ??,?????,??,?? Abstract: In the heroic novel "The man and the sea", the impact of the image of Santiago on the readers is powerful and impressive. His character and the power of psychology play important role in this simple plot novel. The literature works origin from the life, but it means more than life itself, during the description of Santiago, the author thought highly of the spirit of unyielding man. Meanwhile ,it also contain the longing of the perfect future. Key words: willpower, strong, morality and emotion, agony, struggle -. Willpower Willpower is the core of the human's essence .The most prominent essence and personal character of Santiago is will power, which can founding the stronger and show the protagonist's great and strong. It is important to make novel possess inspiration. First, the novel put the protagonist in the environment filled with strong trouble. Through this, get the aim of testing the strength of willpower .The novel shows the dangerous setting greatly: bad luck, loneliness, poverty, especially the malicious shark. All are the symbol of life plight. ...read more.


It also keep the old man's optimistic spirit long, which can strengthen the intensity of willpower. ?.Emotion and morality In the procedure reading "The old man and the sea", we obtain virtuous moral experience through the sight of the man's inner -world . This kind of experience strengthen the character's image and also enrich it . As a psychology strength, the virtuous and kind personality of the old man knock many hearts now and then . Just the same as his strong-willed character .The author melt the kind character into his soul . As a result , this make the image have more spirit charm. In the nature ,he treat the opponent as his brother ,even he wants to feed it by himself. He showed sympathy to the little swallow, even when he was in war with shark and the marlin, he talk to the "bird friend' friendly .His kindness to weakers, his stone heart to the malicious shark which make a definite contrast .In the society , he was harmony with all his villagers, and enjoyed the love of others .Though he suffered the tragic fate, he still persist non-stopping struggle. ...read more.


Avoiding risking ,fishing in the near sea area, he got nothing. Risking his life in the farther sea area, he still can't get anything. It show that the human being is powerless. In the society and the reality, also it is a revelation of the author's true emotion----helpless. In the last of the novel, the old man dream of the lion. The lion for three time in different situation. It's purpose is to show the old man's agony and loneliness, tiresome. He want to gain the power and help in the struggle to conquer the enimies by dreaming of the lion. At last , he still can't estricate himself from the predicament. The novel "the old and the sea" subtly delineates the complicated inner world of his characters, which just the novelist's own feeling and experience. To Heminway ,Santiago is a new type of figure ,a man can be destroyed but not defeated. His strength are overwhelmingly powerful against his weaknesses, which have made him unquestionably great. The old man is one of us and more noble than us. Thus making him a man of eternity. Hence we see Hemingwei's optimistic view of life and full confidence on bravery,wisdom and dignity which once well protected, will lead to success. ????: ??? 1994 ???????? (5) ??? 1996 ?????? (2) ...read more.

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