The Old Man and the Sea characterization Period 2 Emylee Helmbright 10/31/18
SPEECH Santiago talks with respect, and in short sentences he also speaks to himself quite often. For instance, when the old man was fishing and the marlin was taking the bait, he said short phrases like "it was only his turn", "He'll take it.", "What a fish" and "he has it sideways in his mouth now and he is moving off with it. Santiago refers to the marlin as his brother, and has mentioned on multiple occasions that the marlin was his brother and he respects him very much. I think this represents that he is nothing more than a kind, old man
THOUGHTS Santiago typically said his thoughts aloud with no shame, especially since for the majority of the book he was fishing all alone.
EFFECTS ON OTHERS When Santiago was younger he was very well respected due to a intense arm wrestling match, but as he aged and became unlucky, he lost his respect and was made fun of, to most villagers he came off as salao and crazy. However one person did not, he was a young boy named Manolin. When Manolin was little, Santiago was the first person to take him fishing. The boy looks up the old man and cares for him, so much so that he beats himself up when he can't
Santiago is very strong and hard headed, the moves he makes are a little self centered despite the fact that he ends up injured. I believe the actions he make represent that he is not ready to let go of his past and accept reality... he wants to prove himself worthy, and young.
LOOKS "the old man was thin and gaunt with deep wrinkles in the back of his neck. The brown blotches from benevolent skin cancer the sun brings from its reflection the tropic sea were on his cheeks. The blotches ran well down the sides of his face and his hands had the deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords." and "everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated." are two quotes that describe the physical aspects of the old man.