March 5, 2014

The old man and the sea: A review

What would win- age or experience? Who would rule- man or nature?

Set out in a huge sea, Hemingway’s noble price winner book in literature “The old man and the sea” is a story of willpower and bravery.

Old Santiago, who is optimistic and desperate, is out on fishing for eighty four days but hasn’t caught even a single fish. Battered with mockery, he cruises alone in the sea leaving behind his loyal friend only to test his frail strength.

On eight fifth day of fishing, a giant fish takes up his bait. Challenged by the tireless sea and the giant fish, old Santiago is not spared for his emaciated body rather unmercifully challenged, and exasperated to the extent of yielding in presence of nobody. But thronged with perseverance, the old man endures until the end to emerge as the undisputed champion of the battle.

The story tells us about the man’s resistance to defeat, of hardships and being unflinching in the battle front of life.


  1. “But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”.. The quote that always strikes my mind whenever I hear the title of this book,.. :)

  2. Such a simple and lovely book. A short and precise review, bro. Keep writing. :)