Old Man And The Sea Quotes

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Pushing on in the face of a trial is very difficult but Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway does this wonderfully. Santiago suffers greatly, but he still continues to do what he loves, and that is fishing. He had great difficulties trying to catch the marlin but he never gave up. Santiago’s unbelievable will to continue was shown through hardships at sea, horrible shark attacks, and hurts.
Santiago is in the middle of the ocean and he had not caught a fish in 84 days, yet in this hardship, he still continues with hopefulness. Manolin is encouraging Santiago to continue fishing when he says, “‘But remember how you went eighty-seven days without fish and then we caught big ones every day for three weeks’” (10). Manolin is implying that Santiago has gone through harder times. Santiago knows good and well that this is just a dry spell but he does not want to get his hopes up. His persistence
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Through everything that went on Santiago still perseveres and tries to catch the fish, “‘My head is not that clear. But I think the great DiMaggio would be proud of me today. I had no bone spurs. But the hands and the back hurt truly.’” (97). Santiago admired Joe Dimaggio 's will to continue through his injury which helped him to not give up. Santiago just knew that if he put his mind to it he could do it.
Santiago showed an amazing will to continue was shown through hardships at sea, horrible shark attacks, and hurts. Santiago persevered his hardships by never giving up he kept working no matter what was thrown at him. He faced the horrible shark attacks in crazy dangerous ways. While tools would break he would quickly and skillfully come up with a new tool. Lastly was the hurts, Santiago had awful back and hand pains, and still managed to catch the fish. Even after all of this Santiago agreed to fish with Manolin. Santiago never gave
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