A sudden dip in one of the green sticks heralds the start of the novella’s central battle. Holding the line gently between thumb and forefinger, Santiago somehow knows that a hundred fathoms down a great marlin is eating the sardines covering the hook that holds the fish in place.
Santiago is a master of his craft, but he’s also a man of many talents. They’re often told from the point of view of a single character, which makes them all the more compelling. And they’re all told in a way that makes you want to read them again and again.
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How does Santiago feel about the fish that he is doing battle with?
Santiago feels honoured to go to battle with such a great fish. Santiago was a fisherman again after seeing the fish. Santiago considers the Marlin to be his best friend. I think it’s the time spent with your family and friends. Fishing is a family affair.
It’s not just about catching fish, but about spending time with the people you love. I love about fishing. I’ve been fishing since I was five years old, and I still love it.
In which direction does the fish turn what does this tell Santiago?
Even as he prays for the fish’s death, he admires it for its strength. He respects his opponent without fear. Santiago is moving with the current because it is in the middle of the ocean. Santiago is not the only one who can see the sea. One of them is a young man named Francisco. Francisco is the son of a fisherman.
His father died when he was very young and Francisco was raised by his mother and grandmother. At the age of twelve, he left home and went to live with his uncle in a small fishing village. She was a very beautiful girl and he fell in love with her.
They lived together for a few years and then Francisco married Maria and they had two children. However, when they moved to the new village, Francisco’s mother died and his father was unable to take care of him. Francisco with no one to care for him and so he began to wander the countryside looking for work.
What are Santiago’s expectations about the fish coming up to the surface?
Santiago wants the fish to surface before the sun goes down. Santiago expects it to come up with the moon if it doesn’t. Santiago hopes the fish will come up in the morning if it doesn’t. “I don’t know if I’m going to be able to catch it,” Santiago said.
How much does Santiago guess the fish weighs?
Santiago has been fishing since he was 5 years old. He’s been a professional fisherman for over 20 years and is a member of the International Association of Anglers and Fishermen.
How did Santiago intend to take the fish?
The fish was tied to the side of the boat with a rope. Santiago said he had no intention of taking it back, but he did not know what to do with it. When he came back the next day, he found that the rope had been cut.
He then tied another rope around the same tree, this time to keep it from falling off. This time, however, it fell off, and he was forced to cut it again.
How many sharks did Santiago killed in the Old Man and the Sea?
Santiago was upset that he went out too far. He killed a mako shark with a harpoon, but lost his weapon. He attached his knife to the oar to make a spear. He chops two of the sharks to death with the knife after killing three more. He is then attacked by a shark, but is able to kill it with the spear.
The shark then attacks him with its teeth and bites him on the arm. Santiago then kills the shark by stabbing it in the head with a knife. As he is about to finish it off, he hears a voice in his head telling him to stop.
It is the voice of his father, who tells him that he should not be afraid of death, as it is only the beginning of a new life. His father then tells Santiago that if he wants to be a good man, then he must be willing to die for what he believes in, even if it means sacrificing his own life for the sake of others.
Santiago’s first lesson in self-sacrifice, which he carries with him throughout the film.