A Look Into Modernism.
Excerpt from "The Old Man and the Sea"
TPCASTT of Excerpt
Paraphrase - An old fisherman named Santiago is remembering a time he separated a marlin pair by catching the female marlin and butchering it aboard the boat. He recounts that the male marlin stays by the boat the entire time and even jumps out the water in a vain attempt to find its mate.
Connotation - "Lavender"(makes me feel even more sorry for the marlin because lavender is a beautiful and neutral color, maybe this was the intended effect)
"Rapier" (I associate rapiers with dueling and swordplay, maybe this is used to show the battle between the man and the marlin)
Attitude - I think the attitude of the excerpt is grave. Santiago knows he just separated a life long couple and it even becomes accusing in a way, seeing the male's vain efforts in finding his mate and knowing Santiago butchered the female marlin makes him seem cold-hearted.
Shift - The shift is towards the end when Santiago notes that it was "saddest thing" he had ever seen with the marlins. This makes it seem like the old fisherman may have felt guilt.
Title - The excerpt shows that title is spot on, Santiago's struggles are connected to the sea because he's a fisherman.
Tone - The tone is seems sorrowful. Santiago knows what he has done and even acknowledges it as "the saddest thing I have ever saw with them.", but there is nothing he can do about that. Fishing is his livelihood, he has to cause sadness in order to survive.
Pablo Picasso's "Weeping Woman"
Mark Twain's "To Jennie"
Good-bye! a kind good-bye,
I bid you now, my friend,
And though 'tis sad to speak the word,
To destiny I bend
And though it be decreed by Fate
That we ne'er meet again,
Your image, graven on my heart,
Forever shall remain.
Aye, in my heart thoult have a place,
Among the friends held dear,-
Nor shall the hand of Time efface
The memories written there.