This is the best book I've read on Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea." In about the same number of pages as in the novella, Gerry Brenner has given every serious reader (from the advanced-placement high school student to the undergraduate, from the graduate student to the scholar) a most provocative companion to Old Man; it's a revisionist reading that will stimulate renewed critical interest (after an almost two-decade lapse) in Hemingway's neglected masterwork. (Wilhelm, 1995)
Ernest Hemingway made "The Old Man and the Sea" a very interesting book to read because the tussle of Man vs. Nature keeps the story stimulating with interest and attractive topics.
The story has a lot of appealing facts and causes solid inquisitiveness. How do the facts keep the book so appealing? Hemingway had the skill to take the story being so expressive and making it feel like you were a real character in the story.
(Green, 1979) Hemingway keeps the story stimulating and active. The way the Marlin and Santiago are unrelenting keeps the story going. Man versus Nature is one of the key essentials to the story. The book stays vibrant throughout the novel because of the author's ability in structuring his writing. (Wilhelm, 1995) The author's capacity to turn an invented story into a well thought out story makes you feel like you're actually in the story, which is an unbelievable achievement.
Connecting to this story can be difficult. Hemingway looks for relationships between the Man and fish. Santiago and the Marlin being determined make it easy for the audience to convey towards the story. Hemingway's capability to umpire the actions of Fish and man make it easy for us to relate. The author makes the story stimulating because he uses signs from the Fishes...