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. Santiago’s story gives insight to universal truths about human interaction with the world, and exposes how respect, confidence, pride, and determination can drive anybody through any challenge. Finally, Santiago’s fight with the marlin proves to be a symbol of the true meaning, and positive attitudes of
They just built boats and went on with the journey. Everyone helped and everyone shared their skills. Salva helped carries reeds and some people knew how to build boats so they built boats. If they didn’t have persistence, they would have stopped at the Nile river and given up but hey didn’t because Salva and group had persistence. The quote that shows that Salva shows persistence and helped his survive come from page 67 of the book, it reads, “The way they were treating him made Salva feel stronger still.
Santiago is an old fisherman who goes out on a long, epic journey. He faces many challenges, both mentally and physically. On his journey he talks about many things, including the sea turtles; which he admires very much. At the beginning of his journey, Santiago is optimistic and has good mental and physical health. At the end of his journey, however he is beaten down both mentally and physically.
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.
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (New International Version) This verse means that perseverance comes from the testing of faith. God does not put hard situations in people’s lives for no reason. He puts them there for the person to learn and to grow in their faith. Without this testing, there would be nothing to persevere through, and life would be easy. If person perseveres through their life their life will be complete.
That is why all the disciples had a radical change and became bold witnesses to everything they had seen, even to the point of dying for their beliefs. Therefore if the crucifixion and resurrection were not true then there would not be a point of them dying for something that is just a lie and made up it just does not make logical sense. For example, Simon Peter who was a coward that denied Jesus three times but after the resurrection became a courageous leader who later on ended up crucified upside down because of his convictions. I chose to believe this claim because only through Jesus a person can change like that, no person ever changes night to morning into a totally different person and it is pretty trustworthy that they were willing to give up their life because they protected and proclaimed the truth instead of giving up if it was just a lie. As well as women being the ones who discovered the empty tomb.
They are responsible for themselves and only themselves. The whole psychology of it, the strengthening of religion in hardship isn’t totally absurd. It would seem through all the loss involved in situations like the Holocaust or 9/11, that some aspects aren’t completely lost. Perhaps putting all one’s faith in a God could supply help to make it through extremely difficult times. It could help keep people alive as they wait for some sort of redemption or subtle sign that their God is there with them.
Marquez makes sure every character in the novel feels some type of guilt for Santiago’s murder, even the characters that are not essential to the plot, such as, the mayor and the priest who are there to help the people of their town when something is going wrong but, instead they were worried about domino games and the visit of the bishop to help someone in need. Even though the characters are given some level of innocence, they are also given some guilt, but that’s just human nature because without one of the two life would be a little off balance. Divina Flor was one of Santiago’s servants and he abused her the way his father abused her mother and she knew that he could “have his way” with
Then, for Santiago, It seems that his dignity is being a fisherman. He has a pride as a fisherman but he is not proud of fishing a large amount of fishes and he is not proud of earning a large amount of money by fishing. His dignity is raising fishes using his wisdom and his experience. The sea is the harsh environment but he must survive as a fisherman. He stakes his life on fighting with sea.
It is not the time for questioning one’s faith or belief, but simply pray and let God direct one’s words and immediate action. In addition, be confident and competent assuring people of crisis because words and deeds are embedded in a person’s spirit. The Bible records God’s people perish concerning the knowledge of the will of God in their lives, (Hosea 4:6, EVS). It is good to keep an open mind to God’s word being the answer to every form of ministering. Matter of fact, the Bible makes it easy to minister because it exemplifies the trust is in God not human logic or