Old Man In The Sea

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  • Old Man In The Sea project
  • By; Shaniya
  • Never give up on what's important to you and the things you love.
  • The Marlin Santiago caught represents success, and hard work it took to catch him. In Old man in the sea it says. "Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful or a calmer or more noble thing than you, brother..." (pg.26)
  • The boy represent the family he has. Manolin never gives up on him and Santiago doesn't give up on Manolin."'I could go with you again. We've made some money.' "No," the old man said. "You're with a lucky boat. stay with them."(pg.1). This shows how Manolin never gave up on Santiago like others did, and Santiago really cared about Santiago well being.
  • Santiago arm wrestling represents the manliness he had in his young years. In Old Man In The Sea it says, "They had gone one day and one night...Each one was trying to force the other's hand down onto the table". This shows how Santiago will never forget how he accomplished something so hard.
  • Throughout the story Santiago changed. In the beginning of the story Santiago felt defeated, not being able to catch a fish for 84 days. In Old Man In The Sea it says "...he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish". not catching a fish for 84 days was a big let down for him. In the middle of the story Santiago felt motivated to go out and catch a fish. In Old Man In THe Sea it says "But who knows? maybe today...". Today was the day he felt motivated to catch a fish and become lucky again. Towards the end of the story Santiago felt accomplished from being able to catch the biggest marlin anyone has seen. In Old Man In The Sea. "but he untied the harpoon rope from the bitt, passed it through the fishes gills and out his jaw...". Killing the fish made Santiago feel very accomplished.
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