‘“Eighty-five is a lucky number,” the old man said” (Hemingway 4).
Due to the context of which this was said you would assume that this would be said each day of his no fish streak each day showing his faith in himself, the ocean, and his religious figures
Santiagos development through the story
Both of the above quotes prove that santiago was determined because in quote 2 he pushes on through his and and cloudiness of mind to stab the fish and in quote 1 he pretty much says that a man can only be physical or as it reads to me mental destroyed but as he can keep pushing on the can never be destroyed
“The old man felt faint and sick and he could not see well. But he cleared the harpoon line and let it run slowly through his raw hands and, when he could see, he saw the fish was on his back with his silver belly up”Hemingway 35). -1-
‘“But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated”’(Hemingway 38)-2-
‘“Nothing,” he said aloud. “I went out too far” ‘(Hemingway 45).
the theme of the old man in the sea is joy dose not require success this is the theme because although Santiago failed every time is the story he did not grow bitter hey stayed joyful and kind in his ride of emotions from Faithful to Determined to Enduring he stayed kind no matter his lack of success
Due to the way this was said it feels as though he's saying it in a deflated tone with recognition of his mistakes he would not make again