Then, for Santiago, It seems that his dignity is being a fisherman. He has a pride as a fisherman but he is not proud of fishing a large amount of fishes and he is not proud of earning a large amount of money by fishing. His dignity is raising fishes using his wisdom and his experience. The sea is the harsh environment but he must survive as a fisherman. He stakes his life on fighting with sea.
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.
Ever since that terrifying moment he has seen the whale as an obstacle or a wall that needs to de eliminate. Herman was inspired by many things, but in the story the captain inspires the crew with money and convinces them to help him get vengeance. In fact, there was this one particular character called Starbuck that said that “Vengeance on a dumb brute, that simply smote you from blindest instinct.” “Pure madness to be angry at a dumb thing”. With this being said, he does not like the idea of vengeance. In addition, because of Ahab’s stubbornness and selfish reasons to take vengeance, he put the crew in harm’s way.
Leisure and labor time to Neal is the same because he doesn’t have a job. So in reality his labor time is leisure time. Neal also has a drinking problem which gets him into a lot of trouble, especially when he goes fishing with Paul and Norman. Lynn Heyne researched what people do when they are dealing with a disability or have issues with drugs and alcohol and how different people help cope or help them through this tough time. This directly correlates with the situation that Neal is in because is mother is asking Neal and Paul to take him fishing.
This is because it contains a variety of raw, utterly human emotions, and usually presents the ‘drive’ for the protagonist to accomplish an unbeatable task. In the Old Man and the Sea, Santiago is driven by his wounded pride to fare out far into sea in order to kill the Marlin. He succumbs to his pride and kills the marlin, and then questions it “You killed him (the marlin) for pride and because you are a fisherman…If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him. Or is it more?” .A more humanlike attribute has never been
The flying fish was the reason he could catch fish and survive. He even struggled to kill flying fish but the desperation of keep going and to live was so great that when he caught a Dorado, Pi bludgeoned a Dorado to death. The need to stay alive was so great that it turned Pi from gentle, animal lover person into someone who thirsted for the blood of sea turtles. “Lord, to think I’m a strict vegetarian. To think that when I was a child I always shuddered when I snapped open a banana because it sounded to me like the breaking of an animal’s neck.
As the steamboat sinks readers are given insight into the four surviving members’ initial thoughts and emotions about the circumstances they are in. The correspondent in the story is heavily modeled after Stephen Crane himself as Stephen Crane wrote this story based off his real life experience of being shipwrecked and lost to sea for over thirty hours. This is important to note as the story is narrated by the correspondent. Following the shipwreck, the narrator states “These waves were gray, except for the tops, which were white, and all the men knew the colors of the sea. The line between sky and water narrowed and widened, and fell and rose.
In the first part of the novella the author shows the reader that the old man has gone a long time, eighty four days, without catching any fish. However, this isn’t the first time that old man has gone through similar conditions because previously he had gone eight seven days without catching fish and then was able to catch a big fish everyday for three weeks. Nevertheless this doesn’t stop the boy’s parents from preventing Manolin to continue fishing with the old man. Although his parents refused to let him fish with the old man the boy still insists on helping in some way, “I would like to go. If I cannot fish with you.
His fight for a big fish was just to satisfy his id which is his desire to catch a fish, Santiago believes that he was born as fisherman man that’s why all his desires was to catch a fish as he said “Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for” and by catching a fish he only can save his career and reputation. Moreover, he went there also to satisfy his superego; to prove to the people there that he is still the good fisherman and he still has the ability and
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