He cannot know that it is only one man against him, nor that it is an old man.” Even though Santiago latches onto the marlin on his first day fishing, the determined fish absolutely refuses to be caught and come to the surface but instead pulls himself, still hooked to Santiago, straying the old man from land. Santiago expresses admiration for the marlin 's attraction and tolerance, and considers the marlin a "worthy" adversary, explaining to him multiple times that although he loves it, he must kill it in the end. Santiago 's struggle with the marlin is as internally as it is externally. “You are killing me, fish, the old man thought. But you have a right to.
In this quote, the narrator is overcome with a sick feeling for letting that fish go. He knows he has made a mistake. Later that night, Sheila ditches him for a different fellow. The boy was untrue to himself and what he really wanted. Fishing is what really made him happy.
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.
Fisherman, for the most part, aren’t like that and would rather help keep it clean because they care about the environment for the most part. Also, if the water becomes too polluted, then there would be no fish to catch. One stereotype that has the most truth to it is that fisherman lie, but mostly only about the size and how the fish was caught. Everyone lies, and fisherman are no exception to this. Afterall, fisherman only do it to spice up the story because who likes a boring story, and it wouldn’t be a fishing story if the size of the fish wasn’t exaggerated.
The narrator is a representation of society. He is civilians that will not wait for the less fortunate or challenged individuals. He is people who do not want to deal with realities because they are inconvenient. He eventually realizes Doodle is not a hurdle in his life but his brother to be embrace. He puts effort into teaching Doodle to walk and swim, but even then he is cruel to his brother.
The illustrations accompany the text to allow readers to engage in critical thinking far beyond the text. At first, the little fish steals the tiny hat from the big fish when he is sleeping. Since it fits him so nicely, he wants to keep it. In fact, he says, “And even if he does wake up, he probably won’t notice that it’s gone” (Klassen, 2012). Just to be safe, the little fish decides to tell the reader where he is going to hide.
Piscine in the movie is portrayed to be the symbol of humanity due to his ascertain to acknowledge the religion he wants to trail. In many situations, his family did not support his ideologies to believe in god, however, Piscine did not give up on the search for himsel. His will to survive portrays that he has realized his true potential. Being separated from the shelter of his parents makes him formulate a relationship with the animals on the boat. The orangutan allowed him to realize that in order to fight at sea he will have to go against many ideologies.
As the story unravels, Jack started to take advantage, he saw the breaking point of Ralph and the rules, the boys did not want to work “I’ve been working with Simon. No one else. They’re off bathing”. When Jack acknowledged that, he took the chance to attract the boys ' attention to him by giving them what they want (84). They wanted a fun and drama, and hunting seemed to solve their misery on the dull island.
“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love than to lose someone you love with your useless pride” - Unknown “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst is the story of a boy and his sickly younger brother, Doodle. The older brother (the narrator) was embarrassed that Doodle was unable to do normal, physical things. The narrator set off to teach his brother to walk, swim, and run, but his pride caused him to push his little brother too hard, which eventually led to Doodle’s death. The narrator was heartbroken that he caused his brother to die. By examining pride’s role in “The Scarlet Ibis” and in real life, it is evident that pride can be dangerous and destructive.
In addition Louie is also determined when he was that hungry, in his mind he had to no choice. He had to do it for him and his partners. The author mentions, “As the shark swam to Phil, Louie Plunged his hands in the water and grabbed its tail.The shark took off, yanking Louie into the ocean and fling him off. Louie bolted back onto the raft”(126). This shows that Louie is a determined person because Louie continues to fish but the shark interferes with the bait.