Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
In this subjective hero concept lies an intriguing aspect of Bakhtin's paradigm: A hero is not necessarily a living entity; a hero can be ideas, objects and locations. When viewed through the lens of traditional western rhetorical theory, Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea appears as a monologue wherein Santiago seemingly speaks for the author about the subject of doom and man's relationship to the world.
Spitler, Carole Sue, "The Old Man and the Sea: Hemingway, heteroglossia, and the hero's voice" (2002). Theses Digitization Project. 2381.