The Old Man And The Sea (Persistence Beats Resistants)
Humanities Dt Sadie Johnson November 2nd, 2018
Written by: Ernest Hemingway
He is deciding to continue to fight the fish and not give up, he fights the fish for 24 hours. He finally catches the fish, and wins.
"I'm being towed by a fish and I'm the towing bitt... I must hold him all I can and give him line when he must have it" (Hemingway 45).
This shows that even though the boy was not there to help with his cramping. He knows that it will loosen up, and go away.
"If they boy were here he could rub it for me and loosen it down from the forearm, he thought. But it will loosen up.
Effects on Others
This action shows that even though the shark was very strong, attempting to eat his marlin. Santiago did not let the shark take his food. He was not going to give up.
"The old man knew that he was dead but the shark would not accept it... The shark lay quietly for a little while on the surface and the old man watched him. Then he went down very slowly" (Hemingway 102).
This shows that the old man, was weak. He is very thin, with wrinkles. He is not as strong as he used to be. He did not let that affect him though.
"The old man was thin and gaunt with deep wrinkles in the back of his neck. The brown blotches of the benevolent skin cancer the sun brings from its reflection on the tropic sea were on his cheeks" (Hemingway 9-10).