The other fisherman often made fun of Santiago but he didn't pay them any mind. He would talk to himself and often think that "If the others heard [him] talking out loud they would think the [he was crazy],"(39) but it never bothered him because he knew "[he is] not crazy. [He does] not care." (39) 5. Don't worry about things before they happen, cross that bridge when it comes.
Santiago’s description of the turtles’ elegance and speed is symbolic of his optimism and strength. Santiago is strong and ready to keep fishing until he catches something even though he 's gone 84 days without catching anything. At the beginning of this journey, Santiago is sable; he has no physical ailments. He also has nothing but optimism and will to keep trying in his mind. Furthermore, at the beginning of his journey, Santiago considers nature to be a friend of his.
Santiago went fishing and the large marlin bit the fishing hook. He could not raise the marlin in a day because it was too large. Santiago held the line and the marlin pulled his skiff for four days. Finally, he could raise the marlin, though, sharks ate whole part of the marlin except bones. Santiago used to go to fishing with the boy, Manolin.
I know others better.” “Que va,” the boy says, “There are many good fishermen and some great ones, but there is only you.” “Thank you. You make me happy. I hope no fish will come along so great that he will prove us wrong.” (23) With that said, Santiago’s determination is the only reason that he is able to catch any fish. Also, he decides to not only ignore opportunities to boast his fishing skill, proving that he is above the common man trying to alleviate insecurities through bragging, but rather constantly displays a sense of humbleness and integrity. In conclusion, the sea is symbolic of the entire world in “Old Man and The Sea”, and Santiago barely even touched the water and learned so much, while teaching others even more.
He consoles Santiago after the marlin is eaten and he also supplies bait and food for Santiago. The Marlin- He is like a mirror image of Santiago, it has all the same traits as him. Whenever Santiago increases his perseverance the Marlin does the same. The marlin has become a controlling force in Santiago’s life and once the Marlin is eaten the life of Santiago seems to be eaten up too. The Sharks- They ruin what Santiago has been working at for three full days.
Men have always been favored within societies and in order to maintain their position they generally display masculinity in the form of machismo, to assert such power. In a 1950's Columbian town, a man named Santiago Nasar is slaughtered in order to preserve the Vicario's family's honor. Angela Vicario, returned newly wed, denunciates who is responsible for her lost virginity and dishonorable return. She pronounces Santiago Nasar as her perpetrator, therefore being the cause of his gruesome termination. In Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez, the author illustrates machismo by emphasizing the actions and behaviors of the men to oppress the women, in order to conceal the significant impact women held on the fate of Santiago
On his 85th day out to sea, Santiago encounters a marlin who resists his attempts at catching him leading to a two-day feud. Once Santiago makes it to sea he manages to get a strong and huge marlin to fall for his bait. This is reminiscent to another time of his life when he went a prolonged time with bad luck and wasn’t able to capture anything, but when he finally made a catch, it was a giant fish. Instead of the marlin allowing Santiago a quick kill, he fights back and refuses to stop swimming, dragging along Santiago’s skiff with him. In Santiago’s mind, he isn’t that bothered or worried about the fish putting up a fight thinking, “This will kill him… He can’t do this forever” (Hemingway 45).
However determination can also be one of the theme for the readers because the old man, Santiago didn’t gave up fishing even if he had cramp but he took this as an encouragement in his old age. His strength of mind is still strong like his youth. Therefore this essay will emphasize on the old man’s struggle against marlin, battle of willingness and his bravery which supports the theme determination. The old man Santiago struggles against marlin over day and night. Santiago travels far beyond from his home because he needs to reveal his strength and prove that he is still able to be the fisherman that he once was.
Santiago loved his wife dearly and she was the driving passion within his life, for what to be without her would remain a mystery. Despite the tragedy, Santiago carries on with his life, and keeps fishing in an attempt to sustain a living. Santiago while fishing met Manolin, a young eager boy who reminded him of his former self when he was in his youth.