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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the symbols found in The Old Man and the Sea for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:
- Symbolism of the marlin, lion and sharks in the novel
- The Old Man and the Sea baseball and Joe DiMaggio symbolism
- Santiago's house, boat and the boat's mast in the novel
- Religious and dream symbolism for the text
1. Symbolism of the Marlin in The Old Man and the Sea
The marlin in 'The Old Man and the Sea' isn't just a fish; it also offers the reader a much wider perspective of Hemingway's literary prowess as it brings forward many religious symbols. Learn more about them in this lesson.
2. Lion in The Old Man and the Sea: Symbolism & Meaning
Ernest Hemingway's use of lions in ''The Old Man and the Sea'' has significance and meaning to the novella's story line. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the lions and what they could mean to the fisherman.
3. What Do the Sharks Symbolize in The Old Man and the Sea?
The sharks in Hemingway's ''The Old Man and the Sea'' represent symbolism for Hemingway and the protagonist Santiago, despite Hemingway's denial that there is any symbolism in this novella.
4. The Great Joe DiMaggio & Baseball in The Old Man and the Sea: Symbolism & Use
Ernest Hemingway's use of baseball and mention of Joe DiMaggio in ''The Old Man and the Sea'' come to represent an ideal to the fisherman Santiago, one that he continues to compare himself against to measure his success and worth.
5. Santiago's Dreams in The Old Man and the Sea: Symbolism & Examples
In ''The Old Man and the Sea,'' author Ernest Hemingway considers youth and old age through the dreams of the main character, Santiago, who dreams of lions.
6. Religious Symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea
Santiago makes the religious symbolism in Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea' apparent. Without Santiago, the allusions to Christ and Christianity would be vague and difficult to spot.
7. Santiago's House in The Old Man and the Sea
Would you be able to sleep well in a basic structure without modern amenities? We'll discuss the description, historical context, and main activity related to Santiago's house in ''The Old Man and the Sea'' by Ernest Hemingway.
8. Santiago's Boat in The Old Man and the Sea
Santiago's boat certainly isn't the primary focus of 'The Old Man and the Sea,' but it nonetheless plays a major practical and symbolic part in the narrative. In this lesson, we'll learn about the role of Santiago's boat in Hemingway's short novel.
9. Symbolism of The Mast in The Old Man and the Sea
The mast of Santiago's little fishing ship does more than just resemble a cross, but symbolizes the sacredness of Santiago's perseverance and struggle. It illuminates Santiago as a Christ figure in 'The Old Man and the Sea'.
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Other chapters within the The Old Man and the Sea Study Guide course
- The Old Man and the Sea Literary & Historical Context
- The Old Man and the Sea Literary Analysis
- Themes in The Old Man and the Sea
- Literary Devices in The Old Man and the Sea
- The Old Man and the Sea Characters
- Thematic Quotes from The Old Man and the Sea
- Character Quotes from The Old Man and the Sea
- The Old Man and the Sea Summaries
- Teaching The Old Man and the Sea