At the house, the two rehearse a nightly ritual of speaking about fictitious rice and fish and a cast net. But none of these scars were fresh. The simplicity of Santiago's house further develops our view of Santiago as materially unsuccessful.
At last he stabs the great fish with his harpoon and almost fades at this. Like the case of Santiago and Manolin, this equalization demonstrates the novella's thematic concern with the unity of nature - including humanity - a unity which ultimately helps succor the heroic victim of great tragedy.
Santiago even tells the fish that he loves it and respect it very much, but he will kill it before this day would be over. He was a man of integrity.
As an old man, Santiago could have used the help of Manolin, who was young, strong, and well-trained.
Santiago rows far into the sea. He is still asleep when the boy comes into the shack in the morning. Summary The Old Man and the Sea starts with a description of an old man, Santiago, a fisher who spent eighty-four days without any fare. Hemingway also peppers the novella with numerous references to sight.
To protect the anonymity of contributors, we've removed their names and personal information from the essays. Later, just before the nightfall, he catches a dolphin note that this word here means a fish called dorado, not a mammal and rebaits a line.
The line, which had no pole, cut deeply into his hands and shoulder.