Thursday, April 25, 2013
Old man and the sea Ernest Hemmingway Scribner paperback fiction 1952 Fiction A Fisherman’s Voyage This story is about a fisherman who was without fish for 84 days. He set out to get some fish. He had a 3 day journey to get to the marlin. Once he caught the marlin he attached it to his boat and he tried to bring it to shore but there were sharks and they tried to get the marlin. “I wish I had a boy. To help me and to see this.” I agree with this quote because everyone needs a partner and someone to help them in their journeys. “And pain does matter to man.” This writing style is strong and meaningful to say and get a message across. This book is like the hunger games because it has fighting when the old man fights off the sharks to keep his marlin. The hunger games katniss fights off Cato to keep peeta alive. I do not agree with this quote. To me when you say that someone was destroyed that means they were affected. You cannot be destroyed and not be defeated because it means the same thing. I really don’t have anything to compare it with in my life. I have nothing that would compare to this story. I would rate this book a 2 because I really did not like it. I found that the book was boring and that I was waiting for it to get better but it never did. I am not the fishing type of person so this type of book really did not people to me.