Sea = Hope
Old Man & The Sea By Chris DelVecchio
Marlin = The fight to overcome
Theme: Never Give Up
Lion = Motivation
Hemingway says, "After that he began to dream of the long yellow beach and he saw the first of the lions come down onto it in the early dark and then the other lions came and he rested his chin on the wood of the bows where the ship lay anchored with the evening off-shore breeze and he waited to see if there would be more lions and he was happy" (pg.81) The lions are always with him and are motivation because they keep him happy.
Hemingway says, "But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought." (pg.30) The sea gave the old man hope of getting something because he hasn't caught anything for awhile.
Hemingway says, "The speed of the line was cutting his hands badly but he had always known this would happen and he tried to keep the cutting across the calloused parts and not let the line slip into the palm nor cut the fingers." (pg.83) The old man was fighting the fish for 3 days and not giving up.
The old man never gives up and ends up changes in many ways. The old man was seen as a unlucky fisherman that can not catch a fish. Hemingway says, "But after forty days without a fish the boy’s parents had told him that the old man was now definitely and finally salao, which is the worst form of unlucky" (pg.9). The old man is shown that he can not catch a fish. The old man uses his own knowledge of the sea to try to catch fish. Santiago says, "I worked the deep wells for a week and did nothing, he thought. Today I’ll work out where the schools of bonito and albacore are and maybe there will be a big one with them" (pg.30) The old man tries to switch to a different area to fish in hope to catch something. The old man is seen as a good fisherman. Hemingway said, "Many fishermen were around the skiff looking at what was lashed beside it and one was in the water, his trousers rolled up, measuring the skeleton with a length of line" (pg.122) Fisherman gathered around to see the unbelievable thing the old man caught. The old man never gave up. He was determined to catch something.
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