Hemingway is sometimes referred to as a "primitive" in his views on nature. What does this term mean and how is it reflected in the characters of Santiago?
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Hemmingway can capture the primal strength and beauty of nature. He personifies the sea as his mistress with many moods. He sees the ocean and the fish as characters in an epic saga of life and death. Finally Santiago sees himself as a hero-figure in natures unforgiving but seductive world.