Santiago In How To Read Literature Like A Professor

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As Santiago continues to struggle with the Marlin many characteristics become obvious, specifically characteristics that show a parallel to Christ. Referring back to the example used in How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Santiago shares similarities to Christ. Throughout his struggle with the Marlin, many references are made to being alone and far from land. This isolation is similar to that of Jesus, and along with the doubts of his peers, puts Santiago in a similar situation as that of Christ’s. The old man also acquires cuts on his hands and “carries” the fish on his back. Jesus carried the cross that eventually killed him upon his back, and was pierced through the hands. This poses the question of whether Santiago will share the fate
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