He is so poor that he sometimes does not even have food. Manolin brings him his supper, given to him by the owner of the Terrace (19-20). On the eighty-fifth day, Santiago goes far out into the Gulf Stream away from all the other fisherman to catch a big fish. He is “alone and out of sight of land” when he catches “the biggest fish that he [has] ever seen and bigger than he [has] ever heard of” (63). To prevent the giant marlin from getting away, Santiago holds onto the line using only his back, arms, and hands.
Friedrich Nietzsche once stated, “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” In the novel, Life of Pi by Yann Martel a young man, Pi, is enforced to survive through suffering and endure the grievances of a shipwrecked human being. After embarking on a journey with his family from India to Canada aboard a ship, the Tsimtsum, which holds a variety of zoo animals sinks. Facing the bitter truth that he does not have a family anymore, Pi must withstand the urge to mourn his family and seek survival. He is stranded with a boat of ferocious animals and hope. In the novel, Pi is an archetypal hero because a traumatic event changes his life forever, and he suffers from his journey.
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
By applying the theory of psychoanalysis in the novel The Old Man and the Sea I find that the journey that the old man had is actually took place in his mind rather in the sea, and the real struggle was between his conscious and subconscious not between him and the fish. Santiago was introduced in the beginning of the story as an old fisherman, in which Hemingway described him as “thin and gaunt with deep wrinkles...”, “...his hands had the deep-creased scars... But none of these scars were fresh. They were as old as erosion in a fishless desert”. The old man was unlucky man who was called by the people as “Salalo” which is the worst form of the unluckiness, because he had not caught anything for eighty-four days which leads him to loss his reputation as a good fisherman, and because of that, the parents of his single assent and friend Manolin forced him to leave Santiago and find another lucky boat.
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.
Breanna Miller Prof.Long English 83 December 6, 2016 The Old Man And The Sea The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible . The positive traits in good people really depends on someone's personality, you can’t also judge a book by its cover. In the book Ernest Hemingway it tells a story of an old man named Santiago who, is in some form of unlucky, he is also known to be the worst fisherman. But, a young boy named Manolin, who once fished with the old man, Santiago. His parents told Manolin that the old man is an unlucky
He also finds friends amongst the pirates of different nationalities on the ship. The film concludes when the Captain’s Revenge lands at Port Tortuga. The governor of the port persuades them to give up their ways and surrender. Robert and James decide to surrender and retire to a life at the plantations and Robert decides never to return to his past life. 2.
Santiago used to go to fishing with the boy, Manolin. Although only the boy was his company, the boy went in another boat because of the parent’s orders. Santiago knows that the boy is with a lucky boat and should stay in the boat. Thus, Santiago went to fishing alone. In the journey, he repeats “I wish the boy was here” again and again.
The main conflicts the protagonist Robinson Crusoe face are the shipwreck, hardships, fear of survival, privation, cannibals and loneliness. Regarding the opening chapters of the book, Robinson Crusoe challenging his family’s opinion wanted to become a sailor. On one of his journeys he was captured as a slave by Turkish pirates and he escapes them with a great struggle and arrives at a deserted uninhabited island following a shipwreck due to a storm. Later he realizes that he is the lone survivor and finds himself all alone in the island. The chapters to follow elaborate the hardships, challenges and experiences Robinson Crusoe had to face during his twenty seven years of stay in the desert island.
First, as my elder uncle, Jeff, prepared the fishing poles, my other uncle, Mike, instructed me on how to put bait on the fishing hook. That day we fished with minnows whom swam freely in a bright white pale where they remained unaware of their impending doom. In my youth, I remember wondering the purpose of a fish, particularly an insignificant minnow. For a minnow cannot dictate its own life; a minnow must submit to whichever way the current carries it in the name of self-preservation. I questioned whether a fish is clueless about the fact its life is reaching closer to the end or if it consists of an angelic sense that the Angel of Death sits at its