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Izabel ZiembaMs. SchoenleberEnglish 9September 27The Old Man and the Sea’seffective endingThroughout history humans have struggled with nature, the two have fought overcontrol, power and respect for a very long time.The Old Man and the Sea, a fiction book writtenby Ernest Hemingway, expresses the above in a wonderfully simple way and wraps it up with aneffective ending.The Old Man and the Seahas a simplistic yet effective and efficient endingbecause it is unexpected, it teaches a lesson, and it reinforces symbolism.Although the bookThe Old Man and the Seaspeaks of dignity, pride and stayingundefeated, near the end, the old man (Santiago) unexpectedly accepts the fact that he wasbeaten. The old man admits, “‘Now they have beaten me, he thought. I am too old to club sharksto death. But I will try it as long as I have the oars and the short club and the tiller’” (Hemingway112). This quote shows the beginning of him realizing that in his old age he is no match for

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