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.
Gina Pitts Mr. Culotta English 2 February 23, 2013 The Old Man and the Sea Some novel characters are boring because of their lack of skill; others have so much it’s almost unrealistic. Santiago is one of the latter. The Old Man and The Sea recounts the tale of Santiago, the old man, and his attempt to catch a large fish. He struggles trying to fight past the limitations of his body whilst clinging to this large fish by nothing but a rope. During this struggle Santiago is cut and bruised up by what could be summed up as Mother Nature.
Summary Analysis- old man and sea -Santiago is an elderly fisherman who has gone 84 days without catching a fish. For the first 40 days, a boy named Manolin worked with Santiago. But Manolin’s parents forced him to leave Santiago and start working on a “luckier” boat. Even so, at the end of every day Manolin still helps Santiago carry his empty skiff (boat) in from the water. The novella’s opening establishes the Santiago and Manolin’s devoted friendship.
In this poem, life is compared to the act of fishing. The journey that a person makes is represented by the fisherman’s daily work. In the same way that a fisherman hopes to catch a big fish everytime he goes out into the sea, the poem represents a person’s hope to find something great within him. Moreover, the poem hints of the many things that keep the fisherman from having a good catch. 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.
When Hemingway talked about the successful factors later, the little boy was mentioned in the same breath with the old man. This paper starts with the details and it is divided into two main parts to discuss the indispensable roles of the little boy in the novel. It is him who helps to perform the theme of “grace under pressure”: during 40 days, the old man with the little boy went to fish but without taking a fish, when his situation was getting worse step by step, the little boy’s leaving was the heavy pressure that achieved the extreme stern for certain. However, it was so “heavy pressure” that his manner was graceful when the old man faced afterwards defeat and his optimistic, generous life attitude was worthy tasting by people carefully; it is him who plays the role of leading, inspiring to the readers, and increasing the appeal of the work, enriching the content of the work: although the little boy appears only at the beginning and the ending in the novel, there is nothing in his inner state but the old man, so his attitude and emotions towards the old man affects the readers’ emotions for the old man quietly and gradually. And it is unavoidable that his inner feeling leads and impacts the readers’ emotions.
Seeming like a great wonder and beautiful oasis, the “nine thousand feet high” campsite resembles the feat the young boy is facing--telling his father he no longer wishes to go fishing with him and instead wants to go with a friend. This seemingly impossible and “serious thing” he must discuss is within reach after a careful consideration of the outcome. The young boy’s tone changes from pensive to casual as he brings up the subject to his father with typical boyish excuses. There is little to no resistance with his answer and only when his father agrees do we first learn the young boy’s name is Joe. Towards the end, father allows Joe to use his fishing rod and a change seems to have occurred in him.
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 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.
Webster’s dictionary defines honor as "honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions” ("New Webster's Library of Practical Information"). Santiago shows that he has honor by never losing his faith in himself and his fishing despite his having gone 84 days without catching a fish and the infamous reputation he has in the village for being unsuccessful. His small, self-affirming statements stand out starkly against the crowd of self-derogatory ones Santiago makes throughout the novella and shows that he is humble and that his honor is simply the silent type “I feel confident today" (27). Santiago rarely makes his high self-esteem and respect for himself known, but when he does, it is in such a concrete and unwavering way that there is no longer room for doubt on whether or not Santiago is honorable “If others heard me talking out loud they would think I am crazy...but since I am not crazy, I do not care" (39). In addition to honor, Santiago also
He could have easily avoided the situation unlike the crew in “The Open Boat” who were already in that situation. “The Open Boat” is about four men who survive a shipwreck off the coast of Florida. The crew consists of the overweight cook bailing water out of the boat, the oiler “steering with one of the two oars in the boat,” the correspondent “pulling at the other oar,” and the injured captain giving directions (Page 202). In both stories the characters struggle but do what they can to survive. As time passes the characters not only see natures affect but also it is told on their bodies.