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|The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction.|
|Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal—a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.|
|He does it "without hope but with resolution and complete malignancy." "Without |
hope." Santiago knows ... One way of testing the idea is to reverse the terms and
make it: "A man can be defeated but not destroyed." Which makes more sense to
|To see assertive manliness, we will look at literature rather than science. ... But |
literature, unlike science, also seeks to entertain — and it could not entertain if it
did not know some truth not well ... A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
|They were nearly as long as the fingers of the old man and they had razor sharp |
cutting edges on both sides. ... man tries autosuggestion talking to himself aloud,
that man is not made for defeat and a man can be destroyed but not defeated.
|At age 62, before he shot himself fatally, he confided to his good friend A. E. |
Hotchner (1966) that "man is not made for defeat. He can be destroyed but not
defeated." Apparently Hemingway chose self- destruction to avoid physical and
|Now this dicho is: “Man can be destroyed but not defeated”.' 'Man can be |
defeated but not destroyed.' 'Yes. That's its inversion, but I've always preferred to
believe that man is undefeated.' Apparently Hemingway was fond of asking
Sara Munson Deats, Lagretta Tallent Lenker - 1999 - 256 pages
|The old man kills the first shark, but not until the marlin has become disfigured (|
and therefore desecrated). At this moment Santiago utters his well- known words
of affirmation: "Man is not made for defeat. ... A man can be destroyed but not ...
|God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless-Gandhi • |
• God, as TRUTH, has beenfor me a treasure ... A man can be destroyed but not
defeated-Ernest Hemingway *A man's got to take a lot ofpunishment to write a ...