- 1 What kind of fish is in the Old Man and the Sea?
- 2 What kind of fish does Santiago catch in the beginning?
- 3 How big was the fish in The Old Man and the Sea?
- 4 How does the old man catch an albacore?
- 5 What is the moral of the Old Man and the Sea?
- 6 Why do boys stop fishing in Santiago?
- 7 Why does the boy cry at the end?
- 8 What is the saddest thing the old man ever saw at sea?
- 9 Why did Santiago quit arm wrestling so soon?
- 10 Why do boys love Santiago?
- 11 What is wrong with Santiago’s hand?
- 12 Who is Santiago’s hero?
- 13 What second fish did the old man catch and what will he do with it?
- 14 How does Santiago finally kill the Marlin?
- 15 How does the old man feel about the sea?
What kind of fish is in the Old Man and the Sea?
The fish in The Old Man and the Sea was an Atlantic blue marlin. While living in Florida and Cuba, Hemingway frequently fished for marlin in his boat, the Pilar.
What kind of fish does Santiago catch in the beginning?
On the eighty-fifth day of his unlucky streak, Santiago takes his skiff out early. By noon, he has hooked a big fish that he is sure is a marlin, but he is unable to haul it in. He is unwilling to tie the line to the boat for fear that a sudden jerk from the fish would break the line.
How big was the fish in The Old Man and the Sea?
“‘He was eighteen feet from nose to tail,’ the fisherman who was measuring him called.” So, the marlin was eighteen feet long, which means the skiff was sixteen feet in length. The name “skiff” is given to a small fishing boat, so this is a reasonable length for Santiago’s boat.
How does the old man catch an albacore?
How does the old man catch an albacore? When he feels the weight of the albacore (log finned tuna fish) on the fishing line, Santiago drops his oars, holds the line firm and draws the fish in. He then swings the fish over the side and into the boat. He killed it by hitting on its head.
What is the moral of the Old Man and the Sea?
The moral lessons from The Old Man and the Sea are as follows: the journey through life is the reward; a person who lives with courage and integrity can be destroyed but never defeated; and a strong person never complains about what he doesn’t have but instead uses what is at hand with the knowledge that it is one’s
Why do boys stop fishing in Santiago?
Manolin is a boy Santiago has known for a long time. He used to go fishing with the old man and they’ve grown close because of it. The boy is not fishing with the old man anymore because his father believes the old man doesn’t bring good luck since he hasn’t caught a fish in eighty four days.
Why does the boy cry at the end?
It is specifically when Manolin sees the appearance of Santiago that he begins to cry, so overwhelmed by emotion that he does not attempt to hide his tears when he sees other fishermen: The boy saw that the old man was breathing and then he saw the old man’s hands and he started to cry.
What is the saddest thing the old man ever saw at sea?
The male fish always let the female fish feed first and the hooked fish, the female, made a wild, panic-stricken, despairing fight that soon exhausted her, and all the time the male had stayed with her That was the saddest thing I ever saw with them, the old man thought.
Why did Santiago quit arm wrestling so soon?
Santiago won a few more matches, felt he could beat anyone, and then decided to give up arm wrestling because it might harm his right hand for fishing. He had tried his left, but “his left hand had always been a traitor and would not do what he called on it to do and he did not trust it.”
Why do boys love Santiago?
Santiago makes the boy feel capable, and Manolin thinks the old man is “the best fisherman”, far better than the “many good fishermen and some great ones” of which he knows. Manolin is obedient to his father, but it is Santiago whom he loves.
What is wrong with Santiago’s hand?
His left hand, especially, is badly cut. Santiago wishes that the boy were with him to wet the coils of the line, which would lessen the friction. The old man wipes the crushed dolphin meat off his face, fearing that it will make him nauseated and he will lose his strength.
Who is Santiago’s hero?
Even though Santiago experiences pain and suffering, he reminds himself that DiMaggio, his hero, does as well but persists through his pain.
What second fish did the old man catch and what will he do with it?
What second fish did the old man catch, and what will he do with it? He caught a dolphin and saved it to eat later. Santiago tries to justify killing the big fish by thinking of how many people he will feed.
How does Santiago finally kill the Marlin?
When the shark hits the marlin, the old man sinks his harpoon into the shark’s head. The shark lashes on the water and, eventually, sinks, taking the harpoon and the old man’s rope with it. He reminds himself that he didn’t kill the marlin simply for food, that he killed it out of pride and love.
How does the old man feel about the sea?
He hears the leaps and whirs of the flying fish, which he considers to be his friends, and thinks with sympathy of the small, frail birds that try to catch them. He loves the sea, though at times it can be cruel. He thinks of the sea as a woman whose wild behavior is beyond her control.