Man or Fish? An Ecocritical Reading of The Old Man and the Sea
Surveys important ecocritical treatments of the novella over the past few decades, teasing out important questions and topics that can be used to discuss any Hemingway text. Concludes with a close reading of the significance of the novella’s last sentence on Santiago’s dream of the lions considering growing environmental crises. Appendix features essay and discussion topics related to ecocriticism and an experiential composition exercise designed to demonstrate the competing forces of observation and interpretation in nature writing.