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It actually makes up the entire paragraph, and it is an easy quote to just gloss over I would liken the relationship between the old man and the boy to something The Old Man and the Sea is primarily a tale of man vs. nature, as the old man. Literature Made Fun! .. relationship between the old man and the boy. Each group should then fill in the Student Response Sheet. The Nature of the Sea. In this lesson you will learn about their relationship and its various aspects. Santiago, the old man, and Manolin, the boy, are very close despite their age.
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.
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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. 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.
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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. 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. 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 See Pilar for details of this episode. Gregorio Fuenteswho many critics believe was an inspiration for Santiago, was a blue-eyed man born on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. After going to sea at age ten on ships that called in African ports, he migrated permanently to Cuba when he was Youth and Age The title of the novella, The Old Man and the Sea, suggests the critical thematic role that age plays in the story.
The book's two principal characters, Santiago and Manolin, represent the old and the young, and a beautiful harmony develops between them. What one lacks, the other provides. Manolin, for example, has energy and enthusiasm. He finds food and clothing for Santiago, and encourages him despite his bad luck. Santiago, in turn… Man and Nature Since The Old Man and the Sea is the story of a man's struggle against a marlin, it is tempting to see the novella as depicting man's struggle against nature.
In fact, through Santiago, the novella explores man's relationship with nature. He thinks of the flying fish as his friends, and speaks with a warbler to pass the time. The sea is dangerous, with its sharks and potentially treacherous weather, but it also… Christian Allegory The Old Man and the Sea is full of Christian imagery.
Over the course of his struggles at sea, Santiago emerges as a Christ figure.