The Old Man and the Sea Alex Kuvaja Humanities 9 Block B
“Most people were heartless about turtles because a turtle’s heart will beat for hours after it has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too.” (Hemmingway, 36).
“But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated." (Hemingway, 102).
"As the sun set he remembered, to give himself more confidence, the time in the tavern at Casablanca when he had played the hand game with the great negro from Cienfuegos who was the strongest man on the docks. They had gone one day and one night with their elbows on a chalk line on the table and their forearms straight up and their hands gripped tight... And at daylight when the bettors were asking that it be called a draw and the referee was shaking his head, he had unleashed his effort and forced the hand of the negro down and down until it rested on the wood". (Hemingway, 69).
"The boy saw that the old man was breathing and then he saw the old man’s hands and he started to cry. He went out very quietly to go to bring some coffee and all the way down the road he was crying" (Hemingway, 121).
Santiago finally kills the fish after 24 hours
"I am a tired old man. But I have killed this fish" (Hemingway, 94).
"Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated" (Hemingway, 9).