Old Man and the Sea DT Humanities 9
Old Man and the Sea By: Ernest Hemingway
Leah Plummer Mr. Williams/Ms. DiBiase Humanties 9 November 1, 2018
"How old was I when you first took me in a boat?" "Five and you were killed when I brought the fish in too green and he nearly tore the boat to pieces"(Hemingway, 12).
Santiago talks to Manolin in a loving, caring Grandfather like way. Santiago taught Manolin to fish, and Manolin brings Santiago food drink to keep him healthy. It takes a lot of patience to teach children. After all the time and stess it took to teach Manolin, Santiago in the end benefits from Manolin's caring for him to repay him for all he has done.
Even though the Marlin is hurting him and dragging him further from his chance of returning home he feels bad when he kills it. He thinks of the Marlin as his brother who he has ruined in catching it, he feels he doomed both himself and the fish. Santiago knows that pursuing this fish could kill him but regardless he tries to catch it to prove his worth.
"This will kill him, the old man thought. He can't do this forever"(Hemingway, 45).
Effect on Others
"Did they search for me?" "Of course. With Coast Guard and with planes"(Hemingway, 124).
The towns people call him "Salao"which is Spanish for unlucky, but regardless of all the teasing when Santiago was gone for so long they searched for him. Neverless he persistently is kind to them and in the end they all search for him when he is missing and have sympathy for him when he gets home.
In reeling in the line and trying to hold the fish back Santiago cuts his hands badly. He then cleans them in the salt and goes back to reeling in the line just damaging his hands even more. But despite the pain he persists and ignores the pain and keeps fighting the fish.
"Besides they do mot bleed much. There is nothing cut that means anything. The bleeding may keep the left from cramping"(Hemingway, 111).
"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).
Santiago is old, wrinkled and super thin. He looks sickly and he doesn't have the money to buy him food. But he still wakes up before sunrise and goes fishing everyday. He knows that eventually he will become lucky again and get a large fish.