Death Of Santiago: A Tragic Hero

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In other words, Santiago, may have wanted to give up, but it was his courage to go on with doing the task that he knew he had to complete, even if in the end he failed. He went on with courage, dignity and grace. It's kind of a metaphor for life, you can be destroyed by what happens to you, like if you have cancer, but it will never defeat you if you don't let it. You can be destroyed simply by hearing bad news, but it's up to you to turn that around so the bad news doesn't win in the end.Santiago goes fishing day after day even though he is on a "losing streak," as we might say today. He hasn't caught a fish for a very long time. He survives only because the boy brings him bits of food. But he doesn't quit. He continues to fish everyday
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