- 1 Why does Santiago want the fish?
- 2 What does the fish do to the old man how does the old man feel about this?
- 3 What is the relationship between the old man and the fish?
- 4 Why does Santiago want to kill the fish?
- 5 What is the saddest thing the old man ever saw at sea?
- 6 Why does the boy cry at the end?
- 7 Why did Santiago finally lose hope?
- 8 Why did Santiago lose all hope?
- 9 Why do boys love Santiago?
- 10 What are the major themes in the Old Man and the Sea?
- 11 What is Santiago’s relationship with the fish?
- 12 What did Manolin want to get for Santiago?
- 13 Why do boys stop fishing in Santiago?
- 14 How does Santiago justify killing the Marlin?
- 15 Why can’t Santiago look at the mutilated Marlin?
Why does Santiago want the fish?
Santiago’s desire to save his pride is not the same as boasting and being prideful. He must catch this fish to save his dignity, something he has very little of in any other area of his life. He owns virtually nothing and would not even have anything to eat most of the time is Manolin does not bring him food.
What does the fish do to the old man how does the old man feel about this?
The old man thinks that the fish is killing him, and admires him for it, saying, “I do not care who kills who.” Eventually, he pulls the fish onto its side by the boat and plunges his harpoon into it. The fish lurches out of the water, brilliantly and beautifully alive as it dies.
What is the relationship between the old man and the fish?
The man and the fish are not necessarily enemies of each other, but the fish is definitely in a battle for its life, and it generally wins those fights as evidenced by the additional hooks found on it. Santiago is a fisherman, and he has great respect for the sea and the animals found within it.
Why does Santiago want to kill the fish?
Readers may find it odd that Santiago wants to kill a fish that he claims to love and respect. However, his respect comes from the fact that he has never come across a fish so strong or clever, and he values his self-respect as a fisherman more than he values the life of the fish.
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 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.
Why did Santiago finally lose hope?
Why did Santiago finally lose hope? He lost hope because the sharks ate basically all the meat on the fish.
Why did Santiago lose all hope?
Why did Santiago finally lose hope? The sharks ate the MEAT of the fish. The sharks just ate it and he went out to far.
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 are the major themes in the Old Man and the Sea?
The Old Man and the Sea Themes
- Resistance to Defeat. As a fisherman who has caught nothing for the last 84 days, Santiago is a man fighting against defeat.
- Youth and Age.
- Man and Nature.
- Christian Allegory.
What is Santiago’s relationship with the fish?
Santiago first pities and admires the fish and then empathizes and identifies with it. He recognizes that just as the marlin was born to be a fish, he was born to be a fisherman. They are brothers in the inevitability of their circumstances, locked in the natural cycle of predator and prey.
What did Manolin want to get for Santiago?
Excited to read the baseball scores, Santiago pulls out a newspaper, which he says was given to him by Perico at the bodega. Manolin goes to get the bait fish and returns with some dinner as well, a gift from Martin, the café owner.
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.
How does Santiago justify killing the Marlin?
Why can Santiago not look at the mutilated marlin? Santiago justifies killing the marlin by saying that it is the natural order of things, “You were born to be a fisherman as the fish was born to be a fish.” (105) He continues to justify his actions by stating, “You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after.
Why can’t Santiago look at the mutilated Marlin?
As the marlin bleeds anew, Santiago cannot bear to look at the mutilated fish. He knows more sharks will come, drawn by the blood. For a moment, he tries to console himself that he killed the mako, the biggest he has ever seen.