Essay The Old Man And The Sea

1353 Words Nov 15th, 2015 6 Pages
One time, when I was seven years old, me and my family went to a zoo that’s approximately fifty miles from where we lived. After eating lunch, we went to the reptile part of the zoo. I was looking at a snake that’s in a glass box. Later, I glance around and I couldn’t find my mom or my dad. I kept walking around and searching for them. I did that for roughly fifteen minutes. I started feeling trepidation and I didn’t know what to do so I sat on a bench in the food court. This resembles Santiago’s situation because he didn’t have anyone with him and he was all by himself fishing in the middle of the sea. Santiago, being just by himself, has to spend his time with his surroundings which causes him to contemplate and bond with the nature around him. In the book, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, Santiago’s relationship with nature becomes a main role in the way he makes decisions in the story. In this book, Santiago establishes his relationship with nature in three major points: being less significant than the birds and beasts, being empathetic towards fish and, being very familiar with the sea.

Santiago specifies that other beings should receive higher prestige than man, which shows how he has an excellent connection with the animals and birds in the novel. Santiago follows a man-of-war bird to help him catch the fish. Santiago indicates that a bird circling over a certain area means it’s trying to catch the fish it notices from above. After he sails across to…

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