The Old Man And The Sea

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The book the old man and the sea is about an old man named Santiago, and a young boy named Manolin. The boy stays by the old man’s side no matter what. the old man taught the boy how to fish when he was just a lad. They have been very close for years. They are pretty much inseparable. The old man has been very unlucky when it comes to fishing lately. He has went eighty four days without catching a single fish. The boys parents do not want him to fish with the old man any longer because he has had such bad luck. Manolin 's parents don 't want Santiago 's bad luck to rub off on their boy. They then have him go fish with another fisherman who at the moment is having much more success than the old man. The boy doesn 't agree with his parents. …show more content…
This is because Hemingway was a baseball fan and he wanted to share his baseball expertise for a special effect. In this case he used baseball for humer. Also the old man’s (Santiago) appreciation for the baseball player Joe DiMaggio (who was a famous baseball player in the 1940’s, when the book took place) shows that Santiago is comparing himself to Joe DiMaggio and how they are both very competitive in what they …show more content…
After wrestling with a giant Marlin for days, the old man found the fish starting to panic. The fish leapt from the water many times and crashed back down, worrying the fisherman due to the limited strength of his fishing line as well as his own. He almost loses all of his hard work as he starts to lose his mind and black out from exhaustion, when finally the fish starts to circle. Eventually the man pulls the fish over and sends his harpoon through its heart. The blood draws in many sharks, which take chunks out of the fish as the old man defends his prize. The sharks prove no match for the fisherman’s unique

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