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This is the Nobel Prize-winning author's powerful story of an old man who conquers a magnificent fish, endures its heartbreaking loss, and rises gallantly above his defeat. Though it is a small book, it is a jewel.
This concise supplement to Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.
Provides an author profile, chapter summaries, character analysis, and critical commentaries on the novel.
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.
In CliffsNotes on The Old Man and the Sea, you explore Hemingway's short masterpiece about Santiago, an old man who conquers a magnificent fish, endures its heartbreaking loss, and rises gallantly above his defeat.
This study guide takes you along on Santiago's journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each of the book's parts. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Ernest Hemingway, easily the most recognizable name in American literature. Other features that help you study include
- Character analyses of major players
- A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
- Critical essays on topics like Hemingway's style and themes in the novella
- A review section that tests your knowledge
- A Resource Center full of books, films, and Internet sites
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About the Author
Jeanne Salladé Criswell has written numerous critical essays, stories, poems, newspaper articles, speeches, and other professional communications and has served as a college teacher, writer, editor, communications director, and editorial manager. She owes everything to her parents, George and Nancy, and her beloved husband, Mark, and extends her appreciation to Tammy Castleman, Diane Smith, Greg Tubach, and her patient and dedicated editor, Tracy Barr, for their help with this book.
Table of Contents
Life and Background of the Author.
Introduction to the Novella.
PART ONE: Preparations.
PART TWO: The Journey Out.
PART THREE: Battles at Sea: The Marlin and the Sharks.
PART FOUR: Back Ashore.
CliffsNotes Resource Center.