The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

fiction classics literary adventurous reflective slow-paced

132 pages | first published 1952

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The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a g...
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Moods

reflective 73%
adventurous 55%
emotional 33%
sad 28%
tense 21%
inspiring 20%
challenging 17%
hopeful 15%
relaxing 8%
dark 6%
lighthearted 4%
mysterious 3%
funny 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 30%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 15% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

No: 48% | Yes: 24% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 61% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 74% | N/A: 10% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 5%

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3.39

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