The Old Man And The Sea Essay

1022 Words Jun 9th, 2016 5 Pages
n this essay I will explain to you how The Old Man and the Sea is a story of reconciliation of youth and old age. In this story they talk about a boy who plays a large role in the old mans life throughout the book, he refers to him several times in the novel weather he is present or not around. When we first meet the boy he helps the old man unload his fishing stuff and they talk the rest of the day about the several things that they have in common one being american baseball. When the boy tells the old man that he can no longer fish with him the old man develops almost this sense of child hood. He decides that the next day he is going to end his streak of bring nothing home instead he will venture out even farther with his very much so small vessel. When the old man has caught the marlin and is struggling with reeling it in the old man thinks about the boy briefly which almost seems to give the old man the strength of somebody much younger than himself for he is able to hold onto the line for a 3 days and 3 nights all while constantly being thrashed around and cut by the line that he is holding on dearly to. When the old man finally does get the marlin close enough to kill it with a harpoon he is soon again faced with obstacles that he himself as an old man should not be able to overcome just because of the sheer strenuous pressure that it put on the body, he fought and killed several sharks with nothing but a knife tied to a boat oar. When the old man returns we encounter…

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