The old man and the sea
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OK, Hi, I'm Graciela, I'm a Second Year Advanced level student. I've read The old man and the sea. It's a novel written by Ernest Hemingway in 1952. The novel tells the story of Santiago, an old man who had gone 84 days without catching a fish. But his decision to achieve his aims is not worth the effort to be done to achieve this aim, in his case, to catch a big fish. Firstly the book is not classified in chapters although it might be divided in several parts. The first one corresponds to the old man’s background and his own arrangements to go out fishing. The second part, when he goes to the sea and he has his fight with the fish and the sharks. And, finally, the last part of the novel, to conclude, the arrival of Santiago, the old man, to the port. The novel follows a linear development since the succession of facts is told in chronological order. To conclude, I like the novel by Hemingway because it's very descriptive and it's pleasant and easy to read. It's a clear example of people’s capacity of overcoming issues and their determination to achieve their goals.
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Posted by: kuentalibros on Dec 8, 2011
Graciela, de la EOI de Luarca, en Asturias, nos recomienda este libro de Hemingway, en inglés.
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