No Man Was Ever Alone On The Sea Analysis

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Santiago treats the big fish as worthy antagonist and in catching him he response to his spiritual need of pride and of profession beside the physical need and to that fish which appears different to him from other fish, he expresses his deepest love and respect as well as to consider the marlin his equal and his brother in a world characterized by its incredible beauty and its deadly violence. The first thing that the old man has realized after the bird rests on his line, after sharing other creatures that sea, and after seeing a flight of wild ducks go over is that “no man was ever alone on the sea” (61). Both Santiago and the marlin struggle equally and both share the roles of the protagonist and antagonist to each another in a world that all the creatures are submitted to be both hunter and hunted. Santiago has a sense of guilt for that there is no victory for him in killing that marlin since the struggle is equal and thereafter by killing the marlin and losing it to the sharks, he has caught a sense of sin and learns that people who go far out beyond their depth and their places in life will certainly fall; the arrival of the sharks is an expected punishment for him for committing that sin of going so far.…show more content…
When the marlin takes out the line, Santiago pulls in; when he is surrounded by the darkness of night, Santiago dreams of golden and white beaches; when he is threatened by the weakness of old age, he summons visions of his own youthful strength. Hemingway presents the action not in abstract terms – gain and loss, strength and weakness, youth and age – but in vivid images – marlin and shark, right hand and left, Manolin and Santiago (Jobes, 1968,

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