He leads single life, no child, no relative, and wife passes away and deserts him alone in the early days. All this shows that he is man deserted by destiny. Such condition of him is brought by some unknown force working upon him. The old fisherman is found calling up a boy named Manolin occasionally whenever he is in need for help. This boy learns from Santiago how to fish.
The Final Journey Dr. Seuss once wrote “I've heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I've brought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see; now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” In the novella The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago, the old man, became acquainted with a multitude of troubles while at sea. During his journey he met a Marlin, and struggled many days and nights with this fish, eventually ending the battle with a spear through its heart. Following that, Santiago became acquainted with the ferocious sharks, who consequently tore apart and ate the Marlin.
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.
Rosenblatt’s responds to the fact that The Man in the Water lost his life to save others was that he was impressed and surprised that there are people willing to give their lives to save others. The main message from The Man in the Water is every human is different in their own special way, actions speak louder than words. We hear people talking about what they would do in a terrible situation like the one in The Man in the Water, but you can talk but until we see your actions nothing is going to change our minds. In the story The Man in the Water Roger Rosenblatt says “He was seen clinging with five other
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.
After discovering the treasure Santiago decided to go in search for Fatima. He has tousands of spanish gold. And he wanted go and live forever with Fatima. But first he must passed over the big desert. With the power of to saw Fatima he troted along the short trip.
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.
These strong, human qualities are articulated by the unfailing determination of the old man to catch the Marlin even though he had failed to catch a fish every day for the past three months, as well as be abandoned (although not intentionally) by his only supporter and friend, the young boy, Manolin. His failure to catch any fish, as well as being subject to the disappointment and pity of those around him were enough to act as demotivators for Santiago. Striking against the odds, and rising from the ashes, Santiago set out to sea determined to catch the Marlin, showcasing his cut throat resolve. In the days stranded out at sea, fighting the Marlin and then later the Mako Sharks, Santiago’s behavior attributed to the humanoid attitude of
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. A book about a boy who has to overcome sickness, poverty, hunger, and death, all while powering the city with hope. When young William can’t afford to go to school he betters his education at the library, with some help from the librarian, about power and generating electricity. One day he finds a book on wind power and starts to build his own windmill to power his house. Even though it’s hard with many setbacks like famine and sickness, and others telling him he can’t or will never be able to do it, William has perseverance, and does.
The weather is either warm or freezing, very lonesome, and the waves are dangerously harsh. Even though the life on the sea is hard, the Seafarer wants to continue travelling on the sea due to the fact that that is what he knows how to do. He is scared that the life on earth is too materialistic for himself. How would he be able to fit in? The Seafarer eventually discusses the topic that God will apprehend every man and death will come for everyone.