Reflection On The Old Man And The Sea

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How Santiago’s Journey Resembled Jesus life.
The book The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway is about an old man Santiago, who hasn’t caught a fish in 84 days. He is going out to fish on the 85th day. He has a friend Manolin who is a kid and has been taught to fish by Santiago. Manolin’s parents will not let him go on the journey with Santiago. This book is about more than just a story of a man catching a fish after not catching one for 84 days. Santiago’s journey can be compared to the journey of Jesus Christ. Santiago can be compared to Jesus Christ by Santiago being gone for three days, then coming back, Manolin following Santiago like Jesus 's disciples followed him, and people not believing Santiago like the Pharisees did not believe Jesus. Santiago can be compared to Jesus being dead for three days, then coming back to life. When Jesus was crucified on the cross, he was buried, then he rose again three days later. When Santiago left for his journey he was gone out at sea for 3 days. When he was gone many people had thought that he was lost or dead. After Santiago got back from his trip he asked Manolin “Did they search for me?”. Manolin answered “Of course. With coast guard and with planes.” (Hemingway 124). That is inferring that Manolin knew the coast guard was sent out, because Manolin knew Santiago could survive. The same thing happened in the Bible when Jesus was crucified, then he was buried. Most people thought he was a fraud and that he was dead, but
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