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The Old Man And The SeaA Santiago The Old Man is the main character of The Old Man and the Sea His occupation is a fisherman Unlike the rest of the fishing community Santiago continues to fish using traditional methods These methods however do not allow Santiago to catch many fish Thus he is forced to live a semi-impoverished lifeAManolin the young boy is a young man and good friend of Santiago Santiago has spent several years teaching and instructing Manolin in the traditional methods of fishingWhere and when the story takes placeAIn Cuba and out in the Gulf Stream in the 50ADuring the last few moments of the Marlins life Santiago battles furiously with the huge fish as it thrashes about in the water The danger to Santiago is immense because the size of the marlin is much greater than the Santiagos boatA Yes because is about the hard existence of the man fighting against his destiny conditioned by the social and cultural structures that mark his lifeA The story is about Santiago a Cuban fisherman who goes through many conflicts with nature and himself He experiences poor luck in the latter part of his life which leaves him poor and destitute relying on a boy to feed him and to be his only true friend In spite of his skill as a fisherman only his diligent perseverance ended his eighty-five day drought of fish In this time of need Santiagos pride prevailed over his hunger and need of supplies While fishing in solitude Santiagos eighty-five day ordeal ended with the snaring of a marlin During the contest between himself and the fish Santiago had to endure many physical and emotional conflicts Santiagos physical conflicts include his hunger fatigue and the cramping of his hand His body required nutrition and became tired and thirsty inflicting great pain and demanding his attention The obtaining of nourishment was a task which required all his skills and
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