Relationship between Santiago and Manolin by Julissa Sanchez on Prezi
The old man and the boy have a close relationship. "Manolin has been forbidden to fish with the old man because he is "salao, truly unlucky". The Old Man and the Sea The boy, or Manolin Quotes The boy is brought to tears by his admiration for the old man's determination. Because the story ends with the lions, and not with the fish, we see that Santiago's determination is yet. “The Old Man and the Sea” is a heroic tale of mans strength pitted against forces he Santiago does not treat Manolin as a young boy but rather as an equal.
Manolin supports Santiago and helped him to confront his greatest challenge. He wants to be like Santiago and be a skillful fisherman p. It keeps the united even after a huge difference in their age.
The danger confronting Santiago in the external nature represents the troubles of existence. The marlin for example represents struggle, trouble and the last challenge Santiago went through. Once Santiago hooked the fish marlin he still has further complications p. First, the fish might dive to the bottom and break the line; second, it might die, and sink p. The sharks bring him more trouble afterwards.
Therefore, the external nature is nothing but affliction to the mankind. His last experience as a fisherman gains him his ultimate victory when he goes out and fights nature in the form of terrible creatures, among them, a marlin and sharks. He starts the story in a small skiff and moves out in a journey to capture a fish after a long losing streak of eighty- four days p.
Santiago comes upon a force bigger than his skiff, the marlin that misleads him out past his intended reach p.
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Santiago has struggled for three days, which is significant because for three days he continues to fight on though his goal may not acquire anything. But at last his great will power and pride provides him with his greatest victory. Unable to haul in the great marlin, Santiago is instead pulled by the marlin, and two days and nights pass with Santiago holding onto the line. Though wounded by the struggle and in pain, Santiago expresses a compassionate appreciation for his adversary, often referring to him as a brother.
He also determines that, because of the fish's great dignity, no one shall deserve to eat the marlin. On the third day, the fish begins to circle the skiff.
Santiago, worn out and almost delirious, uses all his remaining strength to pull the fish onto its side and stab the marlin with a harpoon. Santiago straps the marlin to the side of his skiff and heads home, thinking about the high price the fish will bring him at the market and how many people he will feed. On his way in to shore, sharks are attracted to the marlin's blood.
Santiago kills a great mako shark with his harpoon, but he loses the weapon. He makes a new harpoon by strapping his knife to the end of an oar to help ward off the next line of sharks; five sharks are slain and many others are driven away.
But the sharks keep coming, and by nightfall the sharks have almost devoured the marlin's entire carcass, leaving a skeleton consisting mostly of its backbone, its tail and its head.
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Santiago knows that he is defeated and tells the sharks of how they have killed his dreams. Upon reaching the shore before dawn on the next day, Santiago struggles to his shack, carrying the heavy mast on his shoulder, leaving the fish head and the bones on the shore. Once home, he slumps onto his bed and falls into a deep sleep.
A group of fishermen gather the next day around the boat where the fish's skeleton is still attached.
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One of the fishermen measures it to be 18 feet 5. Pedrico is given the head of the fish, and the other fishermen tell Manolin to tell the old man how sorry they are.
The boy, worried about the old man, cries upon finding him safe asleep and at his injured hands. Manolin brings him newspapers and coffee. When the old man wakes, they promise to fish together once again. Upon his return to sleep, Santiago dreams of his youth—of lions on an African beach.
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Background and publication[ edit ] No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea and a real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they would mean many things.
Ernest Hemingway in  Written inand published inThe Old Man and the Sea is Hemingway's final full-length work published during his lifetime. The book, dedicated to " Charlie Scribner " and to Hemingway's literary editor " Max Perkins ",   was featured in Life magazine on September 1,and five million copies of the magazine were sold in two days.
The novel was initially received with much popularity; it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Its publisher, Scribner'son an early dust jacket, called the novel a "new classic", and many critics favorably compared it with such works as William Faulkner 's short story The Bear and Herman Melville 's novel Moby-Dick. Ernest Hemingway and Henry "Mike" Strater with the remaining lbs of an estimated lb marlin that was half-eaten by sharks before it could be landed in the Bahamas in