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Old Man and the Sea Prezi

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HEMINGWAY MODERNISM... Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois in a suburb of Chicago. Hemingway's parents also owned a cabin in Michigan where he learned to love the great out doors. Ernst wrote for his high school news paper the Trapeze Tabula right after graduating he was hired at the Kansas City Star HEMINGWAY WAS IN BOTH WORLD WARS !!! In WW I he served as an ambulance driver in the Italian army. Hemingway was awarded the silver star of bravery, soon after he was injured and sent to a hospital in Milan. He returned to the United States at the age of 20. WW II Ernst served as a war corespondent and was present for the D Day landing.. Hemingway spent time in Europe primary Paris he became a key member of "the Lost Generation" and made acquaintances with many great artist and writers like Pablo Picasso and F. Scott Fitzgerald. while in Europe he joined a group of ex-patriots and attended a festival that gave him the basis for his first book The Sun Also Rises, widely considered one of his greatest works. 1951 Ernst wrote The Old Man and the Sea. It is his most famous book and won him the Pulitzer Prize. In 1954 Hemingway was presented the Nobel Prize in literature Ernst loved adventures he took frequent trips to Africa, big game hunted, fought bulls, deep sea fished and even survived several plane crashes Hemingway suffered from depression, liver disease, and high blood pressure he retired to Idaho where he later committed suicide on July 21, 1991. Modern Literature has a emphasis on realism, the individual and the inner life of the psyche or mind. it often represents the alienation and despair of the modern condition. Modern lit shares some similar qualities with realism and Romanticism. In Modernism things are described as they are, not as they should be. Characters are taken from everyday life and there ordinary people living common lives. Santiago the main character of The Old Man and the sea is just a humble fisherman and in the novella he is portrayed doing what he dose his whole life, fish! Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea is a brilliant example of the Modernist literature movement. "Biography." Ernest Hemingway -. Nobel Prize, 11 Dec. 2012. Web. 4 Dec. 2012.
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Ernest Hemingway is a great example of modernism in that he wrote down to earth books about average people doing average things but he took that average things and made them beautiful with use of brutal detail. He used symbolism to get his points across rather than flat out saying it. While hes adrift at see he is alienated and often feels despair as hes holding on for dear life threw his struggle catching a giant marlin. He comes to think of the fish like him and is almost sad after the struggle is over and the fish is dead. This is modernism because it show the internal struggle of just an average working man who is beging to be hindered by his old age Old Man and the Sea is a brilliant piece of modern literature. It portrays Santiago just a man fishing at sea doing exactly what hes done every day of his life. In away he is the protagonist and antagonist with only himself to talk to for 3 days you get into Santiago's inner psyche or mind. the old mans prestige catch is all but eaten up by sharks on his long drift home. When he returns he has more bones than meat left on his fish but he is to tiered to care and more happy he broke his curse. so he sleeps and prepares for the next day of fishing. MLA WORK CITED
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