Manolin is the person that takes care of Santiago. The marlin is a very noble, big and beautiful fish. Whatever it symbolizes, to the reader it's something worth fighting for since Santiago risks his life battling sharks in his attempt to save the marlin. The marlin is Santiago’s last shot at luck. Santiago knew that this fishing trip would be the last spark of luck he would have for the rest of his life.
He spends 3 days at sea with this marlin on his line and he refuses to let it go. Santiago goes through a lot of physical pain by holding on to marlin, but his pride is what gives him the strength to keep holding the marlin.”You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman.”(102) When Santiago returned home he had lost 40 pounds of flesh from the sharks. Santiago had lost his prize, the marlin wasn 't anything to be prideful for because it was ruined. Despite losing the fish Santiago was glad to be returning to Havana. Santiago’s pride might have been lost but he still had
The marlin symbolizes Santiago’s pride. “You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman.”(Hemingway 105). In order to prove to his village that he was still useful, he had to catch the marlin and bring it back to them. The size of the marlin also shows the extent of his pride. Moreover, the marlin symbolizes Christ.
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.
There is no one worthy of eating him fromâ€¦his behaviourâ€¦his great dignity" (Hemingway, 75). Although he is attempting to kill the marlin, it is obvious from the way Santiago speaks that he still has a lot of admiration for the fish. This pride in one's task but respect of the opponent is one of the primary components of Hemingway's "code of behavior." Furthermore, when Santiago has used up all of his weapons in attempts to defeat the sharks, he says in his mind, "Now it is over. They will probably hit me again.
There was humor, yet the seriousness of the whole fishing endeavor. The simple statements of emotions of thoughts give a view of the endearing fisherman to the head and heart. The novella, The Old Man and the Sea, is about a fisherman, Santiago, whose life is approaching its conclusion and his final heroic struggle against a great marlin and evil sharks that ultimately devour his prize. Also, the story shows an irreplaceable relationship of an old man and a young boy with the use of dialogue. The plot of the story is effected by the author’s choice in the way he used syntax.
Deep Blue Sea is a pathetic attempt at a heart racing, action packed, adrenaline pumping thriller. The only thrilling moment of this multi million dollar catastrophe was the laughable special effects and far fetched plot. The film, set in a research facility at sea, is about a group of scientists developing a cure for Alzheimer’s. All hell breaks lose when the sharks escape and are out for revenge. Renny Harlin directs, with an all star cast starring LL Cool J as the wise cracking chef, Preacher, who adds much needed humour to this disastrous production.
Before dawn of the next day, the fisherman, as usual, hauled his salt-encrusted skiff onto the beach and set out by himself. But today, in hopes of breaking his unlucky streak, he was determined to sail into deep waters, out much farther than the other anglers would go. He followed the sea birds and flying fish; they would tell him b y their movements where the fish congregated. He watched the turtles swimming near his boat. He loved the turtles, "with their elegance and speed... " Most people are Heartless about turtles because a turtle's heart will beat for hours after he has been cut tip and butchered.
Yet still horrified at what has happened right in front of their eyes, the ending scene show the two men conversing of the horrible events while paddling through a gigantean ocean back to shore. In 1975, Steven Spielberg, made a huge impact on the audience by pursuing reality in a new aspect never before seen. One of the taglines for Jaws, “Do you like fish? Well, he likes you too…” terrified viewers and forced them to shake in their boots. This classic film has everything a movie needs to lure you in; fantastic plot, visuals and necessary music for the appropriate scenes.
Shark fishing is “the practice of cutting of the shark’s fins and throwing the still living shark back into the sea to die.” (Kettles) My goal is to explain how shark finning, which will lead to the extinction of sharks, will effect our environment and discuss the importance of their conservation. As I mentioned earlier shark fishing is a cruel and inhumane practice by humans of cutting the fins off of live sharks. This wasteful technique uses about 1 percent of the sharks total body weight. Shark finning has been going on for thousands of years, but with the demand growing and the black market prices rising we are finding ourselves scrambling to try to help conserve our sharks. The Ecologist posted an article by Nick Kettles Revealed: How Demand for Shark Fin Soup Fuels Bloody Harvest tells of the large amount of shark blood shed for the Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup.