- 1 Why does Santiago want to kill the fish?
- 2 Why does the boy no longer fish with Santiago?
- 3 Why does Santiago take the fishing gear home?
- 4 Why does Santiago begin to pity the fish?
- 5 Why did Santiago finally lose hope?
- 6 Why does the boy cry at the end?
- 7 What is the saddest thing the old man ever saw at sea?
- 8 Why did Santiago hate having a cramp?
- 9 What does Santiago think has a hard life?
- 10 What does Santiago tell himself after killing the fish?
- 11 Who is Santiago’s friend?
- 12 Why Santiago took down photo of his wife from the wall?
- 13 Why did Santiago not ever feel alone at sea?
- 14 What does Santiago eat on his boat?
- 15 What kind of fish does Santiago first catch?
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.
Why does the boy no longer fish with Santiago?
Extreme bad luck. Why does the boy stop fishing with Santiago? His parents force him to go with a lucky boat. Stay there while the luck is still working for that boat.
Why does Santiago take the fishing gear home?
Why does Santiago take the fishing gear home? Santiago takes the fishing gear home because he knows that the dew is bad for them. He is confident that the local people will not steal from him. Still he takes them home because he doesn’t want to give people needless temptation by leaving them in his boat.
Why does Santiago begin to pity the fish?
Why does Santiago begin to pity the fish? He respects and is sympathetic about the fish.
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 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 hate having a cramp?
The first thing to give is his left hand, which begins to cramp up. Santiago thinks, ‘I hate a cramp, he thought. It is a treachery of one’s own body. ‘ The cramp is a minor setback compared to the more serious health issues Santiago experiences by mid-afternoon.
What does Santiago think has a hard life?
Why does Santiago like the flying fish? What does Santiago think has a hard life? Santiago knew that he must aim for a certain part of the fish with his harpoon.
What does Santiago tell himself after killing the fish?
After killing the marlin that he calls brother, Santiago tells himself he must now do the slave work of lashing the fish to the boat and bringing it in. Although he thinks of the money the fish will bring, Santiago thinks even more of the fact that the great DiMaggio would be proud of him this day.
Who is Santiago’s friend?
Santiago’s Friendship with Manolin Manolin is a young boy who has a lot of admiration for Santiago.
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.
Why did Santiago not ever feel alone at sea?
Why didn’t Santiago ever feel alone at sea? Because the fish, the birds, and God is always there.
What does Santiago eat on his boat?
Looking at his damaged hand, he reflects that “pain does not matter to a man.” He eats the second flying fish in hopes of building up his strength. The fish riots against the line, battering the boat with its spear. When it passes under the boat, Santiago cannot believe its size.
What kind of fish does Santiago first catch?
10. How does the old man know immediately the size of the great marlin he has caught? Soon after taking the bait, the fish jumps into the air, showing itself to the old man. Santiago has encountered this fish before as a younger man.