Old Man And The Sea: Themes


This part of the story has to do with Santiago against nature and
the sea. In this part of the story, he goes out and fights nature in the
form of terrible forces and dangerous creatures, among them, a marlin,
sharks and hunger. He starts the story in a small skiff and moves out in a
journey to capture a fish after a long losing streak of eighty-four days.
Unfortunately his friend must desert him due to this problem and a greater
force, his parents. Santiago must go out into the danger alone. For three
harsh days and nights he fights a fish of enormous power. This is the
second form of nature he must conquer. Earlier in the story, the first
part of nature is himself, for which he must ...

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This part of the story has to deal with figures of Christ. It
mainly deals with Santiago as being a figure of Christ and other
characters as props, that is, characters which carry out the form of
biblical themes. On the day before he leaves when he wakes up, Manolin,
his helper, comes to his aid with food and drink. Also a point that might
be good is that he has had bad luck with his goal for a great period of
time and is sure it will work this time. Later, though, when Santiago
needs him for the quest he sets out to do, Manolin deserts him, although
he may not have wanted to at this time. In the novel Santiago comes upon a
force bigger than his skiff, the marlin which misleads him out far past
his intended reach. This is where he starts to lose his strength against
something which seems a greater force. Santiago has a struggle of three
days, which is significent because of the three days in Easter, and
continues to fight on though his goal may not aquire anything. This ...

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which seems to be absurd. In that situation I would
consider both of them to go see a doctor. The next relationship to talk
about would be that between Santiago and the village, which seems to be
much better. He is given credit for food and he also is waiting to show
his greatness to the villageby catching a great fish as soon as he can.
His thought on that, though, is that any fisherman can ctach it during the
easy season but only a few can go out and catch one during the hard season.
He has no consideration for the luck, and would rather try to fish through
being exact rather than being lucky. The other relationship in this story
has to do with Manolin and his parents. Manolin seems ...

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