The book is significant for any study on Ernest Hemingway’s novels. The book offers the reader an understanding on the various perspectives on Hemingway and provides a critical analysis of such major novels of Hemingway as The sun also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea. The book elaborately deals with the symbolic treatment of Hemingway. The story of The Old Man and the Sea is interesting and exciting at the same time while its symbolism is quite ‘meaningful and profound’ (Shams 93). It has also been pointed out by the author that the themes of victory and death are not dominant in the novel as the focus is on “Santiago’s epic struggle against the forces of nature” (Shams 93). The author also observes that the relationship between individualism and interdependence is also evident in the novel. The book is significant as the author elaborately deals with the various symbols and symbolic characters involved in the novel.