"I knew that underneath Mr. H and I were really a lot alike": Reading Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea with Elizabeth Bishop’s "The Fish"
Comparison study drawing connections between their lives and works. Marcus details their shared engagement with nature and fishing, as well as the rhetorical parallels between Hemingway’s novella and Bishop’s poem. Speculates on the possible influence each writer had on the other and their mutual respect. Examines the Jungian dimensions found in both works, identifying Bishop’s thematic treatment of self-realization as most likely envied by Hemingway.