Santiago Manolin Quotes

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Manolin has been Santiago’s apprentice and friend since he was five years old. Santiago acts as a second father figure for Manolin, taking him on fishing trips and discussing baseball statistics. Even when Manolin’s real father forces him to find another boat to fish with because of Santiago’s misfortune, Manolin is one of Santiago’s only supporters. Since he can’t help him fish anymore, the young boy shows his love and devotion to the old man by helping him with everyday activities that are difficult for Santiago because of his age, such as carrying gear from the boat and fetching coffee and bait. This is shown on page 19: “‘Keep the blanket around you,’ the boy said. ‘You’ll not fish without eating while I’m alive.’” Manolin cares about
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