The Old Man In Manolin's The Geriatric Man And The Sea

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Santiago is a poor old man who has endured many ordeals, whose best days are abaft him, whose wife has died, and who never had children. He is stouthearted, confident, genial, determined, and optimistic, not letting anything in life rattle him. But Santiago suffers terribly throughout The Geriatric Man and the Sea. In the aperture pages of the book, he has gone 84 days without catching a fish and has become the laughingstock of his minute village. He has had streaks of lamentable fortuity in the past, and he is hopeful that the next day will bring him better fortuity. In fact, he makes up his mind to go far out to sea and endeavor his fortuity, optimistic that he may catch an authentically immensely colossal fish.

His constant companion has been Manolin, a puerile boy that he has tutored in the ways of fishing and the sea since he was a
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Lamentably, Manolin’s parents have verboten the boy to go out on the boat with Santiago any longer. After not catching fish for forty-four days, they have decided the geriatric man is deplorable, and they do not optate it to rub off on their son. In The Geriatric Man and the Sea the relationship between Santiago and the adolescent boy designated, Manolin is prodigiously fascinating they are not cognate but the bond between them is like a father and his son. Their relationship commenced when Manolin became Santiago’s apprentice. “It was papa made me leave. I am a boy and I must comply with him.” The boy’s father took him away from Santiago but the relationship still reflects that a father and his son. “When I come back you can tell me about the baseball.” Santiago and the boy’s verbalize of baseball reflects that of an American father edifying his adolescent son about baseball, the great American past time, playing catch in the front yard, visually examining the game on television, and verbalizing stats
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