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Everyone has an arch enemy Batman had the Joker Superman had Lex Luthor But without their enemies they would be unimportant just like anyone else One could say that they needed their enemies that their enemies were almost friends Similarly The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is a love story about the relationship developed over the years between a man and his lifelong friend and foe the sea Within the following paragraphs it will be proven that the man needed the sea that the two respected each other and were very close The old man respected the sea unlike some of the younger richer fishermen They referred to the sea as a man spoke of her as el mar which is masculine p30 This was considered improper to the older fishermen as it was spoken of like a place or a contestant The old man always referred to the sea as a female like a mother He always thought of the sea as la mar which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her p29 He saw the sea as a woman a woman that gave or withheld favors She was unpredictable beacuse The moon affects her as it does a woman p30 The sea was like a second home for the man who fished every day La mar provided the man with food a living an enemy and a friend When he was out on the sea fishing he was at home The sea la mar was like his mother The fish in the ocean were like his brothers and sisters When he heard the dolphins playing in the night he thought They are goodthey are our brothers like the flying fish p48 He had almost reeled the giant marlin in when he realized what he was doing You are killing me fish But you have a right to Never
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