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  • Not giving up is more important than winning. When the old man was in the final stretch and very tired he kept saying "I will try it once again."(Hemmingway 26) Not giving up on his brother, the marlin.
  • Hands
  • The scars on Santiago's hands represent his achievements. Santiago hands had "deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish."(Hemmingway 1) It showed that he didn't give up on all the fish that he called his brothers.
  • Manolin
  • Manolin represents support to Santiago. Manolin didn't give up on Santiago he said “I could go with you again!"(Hemmingwy 1) Manolin had the chance to be with a "lucky boat” (Hemmingwy 1) which would be like winning but he still didn't give up on Santiago. mandolin also greeted Santiago every day when he came in ti shore and helped him with his supplies and got him food.
  • The Marlin represents commitment. The Marlin didn't give up on its self "the boat still moved slowly and steadily" (Hemmingway 18) from the pull of the marlin. The marlin went on for three days without stopping and without eating other than the old mans bait.
  • Marlin
  • Marlin
  • Santiago
  • In the beginning Santiago was a strong proud and successful fisherman. He had and arm wrestling match and was labeled as "The Champion." (Hemmingway 19) In the middle he was very unlucky he became weaker and had gone for "eighty-four days now without taking a fish" (Hemmingway 1) In the end Santiago was successful but had nothing to prove for it so he thought. The skeleton measured "eighteen feet from nose to tail" (Hemingway 34).
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