The Ideas Of Existensialism In Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man And The Sea: A Philosophical Approach In Literay Analysis

Gaspar, Besin and ., Budiati (2015) The Ideas Of Existensialism In Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man And The Sea: A Philosophical Approach In Literay Analysis. In: Proceedings International Seminar Enrichment of Career by Knowledge of Language and Literature III. Fakulty of Letters-Dr. Soetomo University & Balai Bahasa Provinsi Jawa Timur, Surabaya, pp. 183-196. ISBN 978-602-14833-6-7

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Abstract

This research deals with the philosophical thoughts in literary text and aims at identifying the ideas of existentialism in the novel The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway with reference to Sartre's existentialism. Based on the analysis, it was found that this novel contained ideas of existentialism proposed by Sartre, that is, anxiety, alienation and despair. These philosophical thoughts were conveyed through the fictional character Santiago, the central figure in the novel. He was anxious when he failed to get any fish and was left by Manolin, mocked by other fishermen and threatened by the big sharks. His alienation and despair appeared when he was alone in the sea, having no one to talk to, and when he had to fight alone, overcoming the attack from the big sharks eating the meat of the marlin. These feeling of alienation and hopelessness were supported with the choice of sentence pattern Subject+ wish throughout the novel by the author to build a harmony between the content and form.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: existentialism, anxiety alienation, philosophy in literature.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Research Center > Language Center
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 07:45
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 07:45
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/28507

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