- 1 Why do boys stop fishing in Santiago?
- 2 How does Santiago lose the fish?
- 3 What is the role of Manolin after the time that Santiago is gone?
- 4 What happened upon the old man’s return to his fishing village?
- 5 What second fish did the old man catch and what will he do with it?
- 6 Why do boys love Santiago?
- 7 Why did Santiago finally lose hope?
- 8 Why did Santiago lose all hope?
- 9 Why does the boy cry at the end?
- 10 What does Manolin symbolize?
- 11 Who is Santiago’s hero?
- 12 Why Santiago took down photo of his wife from the wall?
- 13 What was the saddest thing the old man ever saw?
- 14 What Santiago remembers that once when he killed a female Marlin?
- 15 What hangs on the wall of Old Man Shack?
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 lose the fish?
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 role of Manolin after the time that Santiago is gone?
Manolin helps Santiago recognize that he has successfully reasserted his identity as an incomparable fisherman, proving once again his dedication to his craft and the value of the philosophy from which that dedication springs. In accepting the marlin’s spear, Manolin accepts for all time Santiago’s legacy.
What happened upon the old man’s return to his fishing village?
What happens upon the old man’s return to his fishing village? Manolin promises to sail with him. The fishermen mock Santiago for the folly of sailing out so far. Tourists ask the old man to recount his adventures.
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.
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.
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 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 does Manolin symbolize?
Manolin, the young boy who loves, admires, and cares for the old man, symbolizes hope and the future. He is Santiago’s only friend and companion; his help, literally, sustains the old man. Manolin is there every night helping pack up Santiago’s gear and providing food to make sure the old man won’t starve.
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.
Why Santiago took down photo of his wife from the wall?
Although he has taken down the photograph of his presumably deceased wife because it makes him feel lonely, he has kept her religious pictures. One is of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the other is of the Virgin of Cobre.
What was the saddest thing the old man ever saw?
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.
What Santiago remembers that once when he killed a female Marlin?
Santiago remembers the time he hooked the female of a pair of marlins and the male stayed nearby until after Santiago had her in the boat.
What hangs on the wall of Old Man Shack?
Explanation: On the wall of Santiago’s shack hangs a portrait of the Virgin of Cobre, the patroness of Cuba. Even Manolin’s name (the diminutive of Manuel) is Spanish for Emmanuel, the Redeemer, although the full significance of his name becomes clear only at the story’s end.