Then when luck comes you are ready.”(32) Santiago coordinates good luck with offerings from the sea. He also said, in order to catch the big fish I must go out far enough where the great one will ... ... middle of paper ... ...as a man once again. I think there are many occasions in a person’s life where manhood is questioned and a rebirth of ideas is abroad. We might be able to call these our phases of life everyone seems to undergo. As Santiago’s life slows down it is harder to prove to himself his own worth, but through the boy he is allowed a chance to reflect his own aspirations and honor for the sea on to the boy.
In this quote, Santiago shows his skill when he doesn't give up knowing from all of his experience that he must finish the job. In this situation, Santiago can give up and drop the line, but he does not do this because he knows that it is necessary to follow through and catch this fish so he can provide for himself. Throughout the book, Santiago displays numerous times that he can be self-reliant, overcome obstacles, and keep to the Hemingway
The setting that Hemingway uses gives the reader a feeling of the pain and alienation of the old man. At the same time it shows us that if Santiago had never been through this pain and isolation he would have never decided to go on the journey through the sea ... ... middle of paper ... ...d man. Preventing the boy from fishing with him. Being alone in his boat, and talking with himself and the fish are incidents that create a mood of isolation and alienation. These events pushed him to go through this journey in the sea to discover his ability on one hand, and to let other people believe in his abilities on the other hand.
He shifts the line to avoid an... ... middle of paper ... ...r chance of achieving his goals. One may be more likely to reach his goals if he is greatly devoted to these goals. Santiago is persistently dedicated to being a fisherman, and he learns that this helps him catch fish. In Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago demonstrates ambition toward overcoming obstacles when he suffers through pain, takes a long journey, and has time without fish. If everyone in the world would remain dedicated to their aspirations of their own volition, then people would benefit because of the potential they possess to annul the obstacles restricting them.
Crain did not simply retell a story, but by sharing the struggles with each character he sought to portray the theme of an inner struggle with nature by using the literary devices of personification of nature, symbolism of the boat, and iron... ... middle of paper ... ...held him in the sea that swirled him out and safely over the boat to water in which he could touch. The surviving men were thankful to have survived, but learned that they really had no control over their lives. One of the most important lessons the correspondent took from the experience was, “… that “in the ignorance of the grave-edge” every man is in the same boat, which is not much more substantial than the ten-foot open dinghy on a rough sea” (Buitenhuis, web). Having survived the experience the cook, the correspondent, and the captain each believed that they could be interpreters for the sea. Crane gave each man a voice in “The Open Boat” that is uniquely theirs, but at the same time shared a common bond and struggle with nature for survival.
.uncertainty of being, no confusion of self and values” (Handy 2). Handy’s quote portrays Santiago as a man who is living an almost perfect life in The Old Man and the Sea. Although that is true, Santiago is facing struggles in his life that his decisions for have left doubts. But, Santiago is a very confident man he lives most of his life in confidence. Finally, Santiago will never give up on any situation thrown at him.
He honors the marlin for its dignity and tries to protect it against the sharks who would ravage it. To Santiago, it takes little courage to strike the sharks with his harpoon, with his oar, with his knife. He wishes only that he had brought a stone so he could keep fighting. For one brief moment, Santiago accepts defeat, saying, "I never knew how easy it is when you're beaten." But, of course, Santiago is not beaten.
I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars.”’ (75). A little past the middle of the novel, Santiago is fighting so hard to catch the marlin. He is losing strength, he is in pain from cutting his hand, and he is tired but that has not stopped him from fighting to catch that marlin. Santiago is even worried that he may die before the fish does, ‘“I could not fail myself and die on a fish like this,” he said. “Now that I have him coming so beautiful, God help me endure.
He does not smother the relationship between the old man and the young boy but instead separates them for a large part of the story. Finally, he does not make Santiago's bravery a central them by highlighting his weaknesses. In the end the old mans perseverance and faith pay off. He finally gains the respect of the village and succeeds in teaching Manolin the lessons of faith and bravery. In Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea", one will find many examples in which the main character, Santiago, surpasses many hardships while being courageous, brave, and being a friend.
He is at home in the water, and show great respect for it and all that is within. He loves and appreciates the sea and what it has to offer. “Some of the younger fishermen… spoke of [the sea] as a contestant or a place or even an enemy. But the old man always thought of [the sea] as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favors, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them” (Hemingway 30). Santiago is a loving man, not one to hold a grudge against nature and her bounty, even after going eighty-four days without catching a fish.