Literature Question

Answer the following question in the form of a short essay. Your essay should consist of at least five paragraphs. Examine Hemingway’s notion of heroism as it pertains to the character of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea. How is Santiago a conventionally heroic figure? How is Santiago’s heroism unique or unusual? Explain the ways in which Santiago’s heroism relates to his belief that “a man can be destroyed but not defeated.” Cite specific examples from the text in your response. Use the notes you take and the questions you answer in the Student Guide to help you formulate your response. Requirements: 900-1500 words

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