The Old Man and The Sea MCM

The Old Man and The Sea MCM

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  • Manolin, a boy who fished with Santiago forty days.
  • Santiago, an old fisherman, has gone 84 days without catching a fish.  
  • Manolin's parents, who call Santiago salao, or the " worst form of unlucky" forced Manolin to leave him in order to work in a more prosperous boat. 
  • Santiago is wrinkled, splotched, and scarred from handling heavy fish on cords, but his eyes, which are the colour of the sea, remain "cheerful and undefeated". 
  • The boys offers to return to Santiago's skiff, reminding him of their previous eighty-seven-day run of bad luck, which culminated in their catching big fish everyday for three weeks.
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