The Old Man And The Sea-change

The Old Man and the Sea- Change
"Change in all things is sweet." Aristotle was right when he uttered the words that lived on as this inspirational quote. When the attitudes of people, your surroundings, or yourself, take an unexpected turn, you usually end up finding out subsequently why changes in your life truly happen. Aside from the confusion and pain that primarily goes with it, change is an unintentional yet vital lesson on how to endure what life hands you. In Hemmingway's novel, "The Old Man and the Sea", Santiago and Manolin both go through quite a transformation as the boy emerges into the man he aspires to be and Santiago learns to except his fate.
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a freshly caught fish in a 10 mile radius of the dilapidated shack. It's hard to accept that the fishing glories from the past are but a memory for Santiago as he welcomes poverty with humble hands.
The phrase "Nobody loves you when you're down and out" depicts the relationship regarding Santiago with the town perfectly. When he was catching great fish and winning arm wrestling matches at local pubs the town could do nothing but respect him. But even knowing of his destitution, bad luck, and old-fashioned ways, the townspeople just scowl and taunt him. The once well respected man is now frowned upon. Even when he comes back from the excursion to catch the marlin, the majority of the community, except for the boy, were standing around the skiff, staring in awe at the leftovers of the great fish, not concerning themselves for a minute to see about the well being of Santiago. "…The boy saw that the old man was bleeding and then he saw that the old man's hands and started ...

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