Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Heroic impulses in Ernest Hemingway’s the old man and the sea
Author(s): Gurvinder Singh Kamana
Abstract: It is an established fact that Ernest Hemingway occupies a prominent and towering place among the twentieth century novelists. Hemingway’s novel, The Old Man and the Sea has been considered as one of the prominent works of fiction that powerfully explores the heroic impulses through the central protagonist, Santiago who is an epitome of courage and determination. Santiago, through his heroic struggle against the natural forces, proves the idea that a man should not loose hope in the adverse circumstances even in his or her solitariness and alienation.