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      Hemingway is one of my favorite authors. Why? Because, he loves to write about life’s struggle.  I recently saw a movie that pulls at your heart strings in that sort of way. The protagonist is a flawed hero, like a Hemingway Character.   I finally saw “The Grey”.  It made me think about the ultimate human frailty, suicide vs. the will to live.  Liam Neeson is kind of like a rugged Hamlet in the movie. The plot involves a group of oil rig rough necks who are stranded after a violent plane crash. The survivors are left to fend for themselves in the Alaskan Wilderness. Many of them are dead or wounded.  The ones that “lived” are basically left to die in the bitter cold.  In the very beginning of the film Liam’s character contemplates suicide. Prior to that, he kills a wolf.  This scene ironically foreshadows the plot development of the film. The villain is wolf.  In my opinion, Ottway’s inner demons are the wolves.  It is a classic struggle like Hemingway's "The Old Man in the Sea." The story of Santiago and the Giant Marlin reminded me of the wolf and Liam’s character.  Here are the correlations Santiago stabbed the Marlin in the Heart. The fish was devoured by sharks.  Ottway was the sole survivor left to face the alpha wolf in his den.  There is a man with a painful revelation, just like the poem that is read in the movie.
Once more into the fray.
Into the last good fight I’ll ever know.
Live or die on this day.
Live or die on this day.
 You are left to decide for yourself. Who lived and why?

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03/07/2012 2:28PM
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03/22/2012 12:00AM
Hemingway was the average mans advocate
During a the great hurricane that hit the keys in the past he criticized Washington for there delayed response for the rail road workers they did not get adequate warning from the n w s service in Jacksonville that led to the deaths of countless people.Hemingway wrote a strong rebuke of the federal response.
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