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The Old Man and the Sea | Study Guide

Ernest Hemingway

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Overview

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Author

Ernest Hemingway

Year Published

1952

Type

Novella

Genre

Allegory

Perspective and Narrator

A third-person omniscient narrator tells the story of The Old Man and the Sea, often revealing the main character's thoughts.

Tense

The Old Man and the Sea is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The title refers to the novella's main character, Santiago, an old fisherman, whose struggle with a marlin plays out in the open sea, symbolizing humankind's epic struggle with nature.

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