Ch 7: Thematic Quotes from The Old Man and the Sea

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about thematic quotes from The Old Man and the Sea for a standard literature course. You'll analyze quotes related to the following themes from the novel:

  • Pride and strength
  • Suffering, struggle, defeat and conflict
  • Endurance, perseverance and motivation
  • Heroism, courage and honor
  • Hope and luck
  • Religion and nature
  • Isolation and friendship

16 Lessons in Chapter 7: Thematic Quotes from The Old Man and the Sea
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Quotes About Pride in The Old Man and the Sea

1. Quotes About Pride in The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea' is a story about an old fisherman who hasn't captured a fish in nearly three months. It follows Santiago on his journey on the sea and his fateful encounter with a large marlin. In this lesson, we will look at quotes about pride to get a sense its importance to Santiago's character.

Quotes About Defeat in The Old Man and the Sea

2. Quotes About Defeat in The Old Man and the Sea

Defeat is mentioned very little in ''The Old Man and the Sea,'' but despite its lack of mention, Hemingway's novella is almost entirely themed around defeat and destruction.

Quotes about Struggle & Suffering in The Old Man and the Sea

3. Quotes about Struggle & Suffering in The Old Man and the Sea

Suffering and struggle are major themes in Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea', a story that follows Santiago, an old fisherman who hasn't caught a fish in nearly three months. In this lesson, we look at quotes about suffering and struggle.

The Old Man and the Sea Perseverance & Endurance Quotes

4. The Old Man and the Sea Perseverance & Endurance Quotes

Perseverance is a key theme in Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea'. In this lesson, we will analyze quotes about perseverance from the story to see how it helps Santiago complete his quest.

Quotes about Motivation in The Old Man and the Sea

5. Quotes about Motivation in The Old Man and the Sea

Motivation in Ernest Hemingway's ''The Old Man and the Sea'' is an important force as it drives Santiago to return to the sea every day looking to end his unlucky no-fish streak. In this lesson, we'll look at quotes about motivation.

Quotes about Heroism in The Old Man and the Sea

6. Quotes about Heroism in The Old Man and the Sea

In this lesson, we will examine quotes about heroism from Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea'. In this story the protagonist, Santiago, is an unassuming fisherman who demonstrates traits of heroism through perseverance and courage.

Quotes about Courage in The Old Man and the Sea

7. Quotes about Courage in The Old Man and the Sea

The best quotes about courage are the ones that bring its meaning to life and show us how to summon it. In this lesson, we'll take a look at some quotes about courage from Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea.'

Quotes about Honor in The Old Man and the Sea

8. Quotes about Honor in The Old Man and the Sea

Honor and respect are important qualities to Santiago in Ernest Hemingway's ''The Old Man and the Sea.'' In this lesson, we will read and evaluate quotes about honor from the novella.

Quotes about Strength in The Old Man and the Sea

9. Quotes about Strength in The Old Man and the Sea

In this lesson, we will evaluate several quotes about physical and mental strength from Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea' to see how Santiago must learn to balance his physical and mental abilities to catch the marlin.

Religious Quotes in The Old Man and the Sea

10. Religious Quotes in The Old Man and the Sea

In this lesson, we will examine some quotes about religion from Ernest Hemingway's ''The Old Man and the Sea''. As he catches the biggest marlin he has ever seen, Santiago prays for help and ponders the sinful nature of killing animals.

Luck Quotes in The Old Man and the Sea

11. Luck Quotes in The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea' engages with the theme of luck as Santiago ends his long streak of not catching any fish. This lesson looks at quotes that shed light on the role of luck in this book.

Hope Quotes in The Old Man and the Sea

12. Hope Quotes in The Old Man and the Sea

In this lesson, we will examine quotes about hope from Ernest Hemingway's short story ''The Old Man and the Sea''. In this story, Santiago, the protagonist, has not had much luck as a fisherman over the past few months, but still has hope.

Conflict Quotes in The Old Man and the Sea

13. Conflict Quotes in The Old Man and the Sea

In this lesson, we will examine quotes about conflicts that Santiago faces in Ernest Hemingway's ''The Old Man and the Sea'' in which an elderly fisherman battles the fish and the aging process.

Isolation Quotes in The Old Man and the Sea

14. Isolation Quotes in The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway's story ''The Old Man and the Sea'' is a story of isolation, adventure, and survival. The old fisherman, Santiago, hasn't caught a fish in eighty-four days. His community abandons him and he must face the wide ocean alone. In this lesson, we will look at quotes about isolation.

Quotes about Nature in The Old Man and the Sea

15. Quotes about Nature in The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea' follows Santiago, an old fisherman, as he tries to catch a great fish in the sea after eighty-four days without capturing a single fish. Much of the story happens in a natural setting. In this lesson, we will look at quotes about nature from the story.

Quotes about Friendship in The Old Man and the Sea

16. Quotes about Friendship in The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea' is the story about Santiago and his quest to catch a giant marlin. While Santiago is isolated, his friendship with Manolin and sea animals is a strong thread. In this lesson, we'll look at friendship quotes.

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