Being a "big fish" in a small pond was an empty victory. it was almost torture for him. The problem with Lebron James was: despite his brilliance, he was not READY to be a champion; he needed a guide to help him. For the first time in his life, James was playing with a player as good as he was. Wade could provide him with something no other coach, mentor, or player could ever give him.
This is shown as the Santiago states, “I wish it was a dream and that I had never hooked him. I'm sorry about it, fish. It makes everything wrong … I shouldn't have gone out so far fish”(110). Santiago is truly sorry that he had to go out so far into the water and catch the giant fish. Because he went out so far, the sharks ate the fish on the way back to the port.
The Old Man and The Sea” provides insight into its readers from various scenes in the text. “It's silly not to hope. It's a sin he thought.” The old man’s sense of perseverance and determination is one such thing which helps its readers a lot. The old man’s battle with the fish is not only a battle of strength, but a battle of will. Despite his old age, the old man survives with incredible endurance, will to withstand hunger, physical pain, and isolation from the rest of the world as he battles the fish.
He rinses his wounds in the ocean. Not one day into his journey the man’s hand cramps up. He is almost unable to keep holding on to the rope and the fish. Eventually his hand does uncurl but after twenty-four hours without sleep the man’s mind begins to cloud because of fatigue. He lays down to rest but he only gets a few hours of sleep: Not nearly enough.
Elizabeth Bishop states, “I stared and stared and victory filled up the little rented boat” (64-66). The fisherman is filled with victory from doing what other fishermen were unable to do: catch this fish. Even though the author has caught the fish, he admires the fish for what it has overcome and appreciates the magnificence of nature and releases the fish. By reading the poem carelessly, one could think that the fish won the fight, but the fish was not able to escape capture and the fishermen did what others couldn’t: catch the fish. The only
The competition with other fisherman, locating something in the wrong place, and the storm that may come unexpected are some of the things that keep the fisherman from catching the big fish in the sea. The overall message of the poetry conveys a sense of optimism. However, just like in other good poems, the lines are able to communicate their own emotions. More importantly, their thoughts add up to transcend the writing into a poetry that speaks of life and the everyday journey of each person. The poem is opened up by the line “A man spends his whole life fishing in himself for something grand” (Brown).
This shows how much respect the boy has for the old man. Even though his mother would not let him go fishing with the old man anymore because he had not caught fish in a long time he still wished to stay loyal to the old man. Not only did the boy’s mother lose faith in the old man, so did all the other fisherman in the village.
The fog prevents Chief Bromden from seeing his true situation and true self for a long time, causing him to believe he is weak and become weak due to his belief. Eventually, McMurphy hopes to cause the Chief to realize he can control his actions and become self-actualized. In this, McMurphy is successful. Following McMurphy’s example, Chief Bromden realizes that there are things to enjoy in life beyond that which the combine dictates. The fishing trip is a major turning point for both the Chief and the rest of the men on the ward.
The Captain showed little affection toward Eddie, but like Eddie’s father, he cared. When Eddie ran into a burning hut half crazy, the Captain shot him in the leg to bring him back to reality. While their actions were sometimes cruel, both Eddie’s father and the Captain showed concern for Eddie and his well being. While both the Captain and his father care for Eddie and do not show affection well, they played very different roles in his life and death. Eddie’s father introduced him to the pier where Eddie spent most of his life; he showed him the ropes for his future.
He was a captain on the original boat, after the boat sank he become injured and could not physically participate in keeping the dinghy afloat. The captain feels that he has lost his sense of direction due to not being used to letting others take charge. He feels disconnected from the world, and his sprit becomes dismantled. However, he led the way by specific instructions to the other characters in order to keep the dinghy afloat. The Correspondent is who the story is being told through.