Theme, Claim, & Author's Purpose The Old Man and the Sea

Theme, Claim, & Author's Purpose The Old Man and the Sea

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  •  Theme, Claim, & Author's purpose The Old Man and the Sea By: McKenna Shoberg 11/13/17
  • What is the theme of The Old Man and the Sea?
  • The theme of The Old Man and the Sea is if you care about something don’t hurt it or leave it, because you might need it in the future to help you, you might want it back to keep you company, and you will probably ending up feeling bad for hurting it.
  • Evidence/Explanation
  • “‘God help me to have the cramp go,’ he said. ‘Because I do not know what the fish is going to do.’” (page 16). “‘I wish I had the boy” the old man said aloud.’” (page 12) ‘Fish that you were. I am sorry that I went too far out. I ruined us both.’” (page 32)
  • The old man wants his cramp to go, because the fish could jump up out of the water at any moment. If the fish does decide to jump, Santiago wouldn’t be able to do anything about it, because he has a cramp and it hurts too much. Little does Santiago know that he has to work with his hand in the near future. Santiago wishes he had Manolin there so he could help him not be towed by the fish so that the fish does not break the line. Santiago felt bad that he killed the fish, because he was the only one he could talk to. He felt as if they might have been able to kill the shark together.
  • This is McKenna and she's going to tell you these about the theme, claim, and author's purpose of The Old Man and the Sea.
  • Author's purpose
  • Hemingway’s purpose for writing The Old Man and the Sea was to inform and entertain. The way that he entertained us was by putting in certain subjects that did not have to do with his lifetime. For example like fighting a shark. Hemingway never did that. His way of informing us was basically telling his story in the novel. Even though he added things he did not do, he twisted some of the things he did growing up. For example Hemingway liked to fish and so did Santiago.
  • McKenna says that the theme of The Old Man and the Sea is if you care about something don't leave or hurt it.
  • Author's symbol
  • She says that the old man cares about all of the animals, but then eventually lets them all go. He doesn't mean to he just knows that he has to.
  • Symbol representing the audience
  • She thinks that the purpose of The Old Man and the Sea is to entertain and inform.
  •  The author's symbol is a fish, because when no one else was there the fish was there so that he could have someone to talk to.
  • They symbol representing the audience is adults and teens, because the authors couldn't have a bunch of little kids read the book, because they wouldn't understand it, but the older crowd does.
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