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The Old Man and The Sea

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA Character traits of: Santiago, Manolin, and the Marlin Santiago Santiago is a very skilled fisherman. He can fight through any pain. In the book on page 58 it states, "What kind of hand is that," he said. "Cramp then if you want. Make yourself into a claw; it will do you no good." Santiago is also very determined; even though he has not caught a fish for eighty-five days, he sails even deeper into the ocean in hopes of getting a better chance of catching a fish. Manolin Manolin is a caring boy that believes in Santiago and stands by him. You can see this as the book mentions that "'Yes,"' the boy said. "'Can I offer you a beer on the Terrace and then we'll take the stuff home?'" (page 11). Manolin is also very helpful to the old man, and you can tell because it mentions in the book that he says "'I have mine left from today. I put them in salt in the box."' "'Let me get four fresh ones.'" (Page 13) Marlin The marlin can be seen as both determined, patient, and calm. The marlin can be seen as determined when it continuously pulls the boat that Santiago is on. It is also patient and calm when it waits to strike and surface to face Santiago. Santiago describes the marlin with the following quote: "But he was such a calm, strong fish and seemed so fearless and so confident." (page 84) Does the author use direct or indirect characterization to describe the characters? The author uses indirect characterization to describe the characters in the story. Santiago is described as weak when he "wish he had the boy" (page 45) to help him pull up the marlin. The marlin can also be seen as determined by the following quote: "But four hours later the fish was still swimming steadily out to sea, towing the skiff, and the old man was still braced solidly with the line across his back. (page 45) By: Ernest Hemingway What is the setting of the story? In the beginning, the story starts on a small island, but it quickly transitions into the ocean as Santiago is on the tail of a giant marlin. The mood of the story is adventurous, but could quickly become unpredictable because of the nature of the marlin. Its unpredictable nature is seen on page 63, when Santiago, "felt the difference in the pull of the line before he saw the slant change in the water." The tone of the story is neutral because the author doesn't express any personal opinions or experiences in the story. What is the problem or conflict in the story? The conflict of this story is when Santiago is catching a marlin. He spends days following the marlin because he is already hooked with the fish. Santiago must endure starvation, thirst, and other injuries such as a cramp and a cut below his eye to finally achieve his main goal of his incredible journey. What is the climax of the story? What is the resolution of the story? What are six different figures of speech used in the novel? What is the theme in this story? Would you recommend this book to a friend why or why not? Leo B. Austin C. Derek K. Victor W. Alex W. Joshua Z. Period 3 Mrs. Braun 4/26/13 The Major Events In The Story I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. The book's theme of perseverance can teach the reader to keep moving even if he or she wants to give up on something. The story's plot can also get the reader to not stop reading until the last page is reluctantly flipped! The climax of "The Old Man and The Sea" is when Santiago says he can feel he is on the current, and he can see light across the shore. This is the climax because the reader knows Santiago will reach Havana, and the story ends with Santiago resting and dreaming about lions in Africa. The resolution of the story is when Santiago arrives in Havana and goes to his house to rest. Santiago did not change that much in the story. This is important because he was already courageous and determined in the beginning when he was trying to capture the marlin. He was the same at the end when he was determined to get to Havana, while the sharks were still attacking him. In the beginning of the story Santiago goes 84 days without catching a fish and most people in the village believe that he has bad luck. But his friend, who is a young boy, Manolin, still believes in him and wants to go fishing with him. His father does not let him go with Santiago, so the boy just gives the old man supplies to go fishing. Event 1 Event 2 Santiago goes farther than usual to go fishing in the harbor where he usually fishes. He hopes that he might have better luck farther out in the harbor than anyone usually goes. He wishes Manolin is there with him to help with the work and to have someone to talk to. He consoles himself by talking to himself on various things like baseball and the great DiMaggio which he hears in the radio often. Event 3 He goes for a long time out at sea catching little fish that give him nourishment. It was a pity that he did not get any fish that would
bring any real value at the market. It was a long time but eventually he caught a giant fish that took his boat to extremely fast speeds and that did not seem to even slow down. Event 4 While riding on the fish out to sea Santiago decided that he might have to wait through the night and possibly up to several days before the fish rises to get air. When that happens, Santiago would have a chance of killing the fish. Before that happens Santiago decides to eat sardines and fish to give himself nourishment. Event 5 When the fish finally surfaces Santiago realizes he may have underestimated the fish and his ability to catch it. He begins to call the fish his brother as it shows his respect for the fish. This realization is significant because from now on Santiago treats him like a close friend as compared to an evil enemy that must be conquered. Event 6 Santiago by this time was very tired, so he tried to encourage himself about the time in his life he triumphed over a great challenge. It was the time he beat a negro man at arm wrestling that took 2 days and 2 nights. This prospect encouraged him to continue to strive on in spite of great odds. Metaphor "Age is my alarm clock." Literal Meaning:
The old age of Santiago allows him to wake up at an earlier time than younger people. Personification "The moon runs away" Literal Meaning:
The moon, as a new day begins and the sun rises, becomes less visible in the sky. Dialect "Tomorrow I will eat the dolphin. He called it "dorado"." Literal Meaning Santiago translates the word "dolphin" into the Spanish translation "dorado". Imagery "I can remember you throwing me into the bow where the wet coiled lines were and feeling the whole boat shiver and the noise of you clubbing him like chopping a tree down and the sweet blood smell all over me." Literal Meaning This quote is a flashback of what happened on his first fishing trip with Manolin. The boat was out of control, and Manolin was forced to club a huge fish and the blood landing on Santiago. Hyperbole "But I must have great confidence and I must be worthy of the great DiMaggio who does all things perfectly even with the pain of the bone spur in his heel." Literal Meaning: This quote states how Santiago thinks that the great DiMaggio is "perfect" and how he does all things perfectly. Simile "Can it be as painful as the spur of a fighting cock in one's heel?" Literal Meaning This quote compares the pain of DiMaggio's bone spur to the spur of a fighting cock in someone's heel. Event 7 Santiago is finally sensing that there is a chance that the giant marlin is finally tired out after almost a day of dragging his boat. He readies his harpoon and when the giant marlin surfaces to breath, Santiago shoots the harpoon through the giant marlin's eye and kills it. Event 8 The giant marlin got attached to the boat and Santiago uses the wind to sail back to his harbor and his home. On his way back, the first sharks started attacking this marlin. Although Santiago manages to defend it, he still loses about a quarter of the fish, but these were only the first school of sharks. Event 9 Throughout the day, more and more sharks started attacking the marlin in an organized fashion. While he is fighting the sharks, he starts losing his equipment that could be used to fight the sharks. When night came, Santiago could see the light of Havana Bay, but he was still too far away. During this time, Santiago realized that he could not see the sharks, and that he couldn't fight them all by himself. So, he just resigned to fact that the fish was lost, but he kept fighting for the marlin because it was like a brother to him. Event 10 When Santiago finally reaches his home, he collapses at his door in exhaustion. The boy comes and helps Santiago. The last remains of the fish are seen by tourists, and they leave thinking it was a shark instead of a marlin. Theme Circles Santiago Santiago perseveres for days just to catch a fish far away from civilization at sea. References Due to Santiago's perseverance at the task that he was doing, he caught the fish after a long period of time at sea.{%22url%22%3A%22\%2Fsearch\%2Fartist\%2FVolikov-Vadim-Petrovich-1927-90\%2F41293%3Fpage_num%3D1%22%2C%22num_results%22%3A%2279%22%2C%22search_type%22%3A%22creator_assets%22%2C%22creator_id%22%3A%2241293%22%2C%22item_index%22%3A75} Reference Part 2
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