How Does Santiago Begin A Quest?

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The second half of the exposition is about Santiago as he prepares to begin a quest. The author puts emphasis on Santiago’s weak physical conditions by having him not eat and describing how the morning cold weakens him. This makes me very aware that the old man in not very strong. In contrast, the old man is still hopeful and confident. He believes he will return with a large catch despite the opposition. Santiago also has a dream. He dreams about places and beaches with lions. Hemingway points out that this is not the norm as Santiago used to dream about women and large fish. Instead he dreams about his young self on a beach with lions. The change in dreams could indicate a change in life for Santiago. Furthermore, Santiago leaves on a quest.
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