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Title

Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea: A Homeric Hero

Document Type

Article

Citation

Morgan, Kathleen, and Luis Losada. “Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea: A Homeric Hero.” Hemingway Review 12, no. 1 (Fall 1992): 35-51.

Annotation

Source study comparing Santiago to Homer’s heroes from the Iliad and the Odyssey. Sees Santiago, demonstrating fundamental heroic characteristics, as born to fulfill his destiny as a fisherman and to be the best at it. Morgan reads Santiago’s struggle with the marlin as an epic battle between two champions. Contends that not only does Santiago share similar physical characteristics with his Trojan predecessors, such as Achilles, he also demonstrates empathy with and respect for his enemy. Concludes that in the end, he succeeds through his wits, strength, and tenacity.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

12

Issue

1

Date

Fall 1992

Pages

35-51

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