The Old Man And The Sea

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Who We Want To Be The Old Man and The Sea is more than a book about a fish and an old man, it teaches us strength and never giving up on ourselves. The Old Man and The Sea is written by Ernest Hemingway about Santiago, The Old Man. Hemingway is a writer known for his iceberg themes in his novels, where ten percent of its message is what you read and the ninety percent is hidden. That ninety percent is up to interpretation. My interpretation is Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea he expresses the idea of staying humble no matter the consequences through the struggle Santiago has with the greatest catch of his life. I believe that Hemingway wishes he was Santiago, because he is a kind, humble and sober old man. The Old Man and The Sea is a story about Santiago, the Old Man. He is seen as a salao, an unlucky person. He loses his partner, a young boy named Manolin, because the boy’s parents want him to catch fish to earn money. The young boy still helps out the Old Man however he can, even though he is on another boat. The Old Man stays optimistic even though it has been 84 days without a fish. He feels as though the 85th day is the lucky one. The boy helps him catch sardines for bait the night before, then they sleep. In the morning the Old Man wakes the boy, the boy helps him prepare for his voyage. The boy wishes him the best of luck. The Old Man is only in a small boat called a skiff, but he still does farther out than most fishermen go even in…

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