How His Characterization Persistence Beats Resistance
The Old Man and the Sea
Sadie Tirrell Mr. Williams+ Mrs. DiBiase Humanties 9
"'Fight them,' he said. 'I'll fight them until I die'" (Hemingway, 115).
"... the lines that went straight down into the dark of the water. He kept them straighter than anyone did, so that at each level in the darkness of the stream there would be bait waiting exactly where he wished it to be for any fish... But, he thought, I keep them with precision' (Hemingway, 32).
"'No', the boy said. 'Tell them not to bother Santiago, I'll be back.' 'Tell him how sorry I am.' 'Thanks,' the boy said' (Hemingway, 123).
(E)ffects On Others
"He reached out for the line and held it softly between the thumb and forefinger of his right hand... The old man held the line delicately, and softly, with his left hand, unleashed it from the stick. Now he could let it run through his fingers without the fish feeling any tension" (Hemingway, 41).
"The brown blotches of the benevolent sun cancer the sun brings from its reflection on the tropic sea were on his cheeks. The blotches ran well down the sides of his face..."