Logotheropic Survey of Hemingway’s Fortune in the Old Man and the Sea

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Saeid Rahimipour


Intellectuals incorporate their mode of thinking and feeling in their works either implicitly or explicitly. This article, via content and context analysis, has dealt with Ernest Hemingway’s luck code in his selected work, the Old Man and the Sea via the framework of Frankl’s logotherapic view point. The paper reveals different origins of luck in Hemingway's work and shows how he has crystalized them in characterization element of his fiction. What emerges as the dominant theme of the novel is the reflection of characters’ mode of thinking about religion and destiny came to be known as Hemingway’s luck code which is supplemented by his idiosyncratic fiction style. Among the many possible definitions of luck, Hemingway assigns his own meaning to the concept of luck and captures it via the characterization element in his fiction which is best in congruence with Victor Frankl’s idea of existentialism. It shows that what Frankl has deployed in his logohterpy can clearly be detected in the way Hemingway has exercised upon his protagonist in his fiction.

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