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In The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway there are two characters who have a great friendship the old man and the young boy The old man has been fishing for many years and for the last eighty-four days has not caught a fish Now the boy who looks up to him is not allowed to fish with him anymore This boy looks up to the old man as a hero because the old man shows courage perseverance and respectThe old man shows courage just by going out all alone everyday and still fishing at his age Although he showed the most courage when he had to fight the big fish He could have let the fish go by cutting the line but instead the old man was willing to die trying to catch it He had seen many that weighed more than a thousand pounds Now alone and out of sight he was fast to the biggest fish that he had ever seen and bigger than he had heard of pg 63 Yet he didnt fear the fish because he knew that if he fought the fish wisely he could beat it However if he lost his courage then he would be done for and would never see the fish againNot only does the old man show courage but he also shows perseverance This man went eighty-four days without catching a fish Yet he woke up every morning way before dawn and get ready for a day of fishing He knew that if he stuck with it then his perseverance would pay off in the long run Ever as hes fighting the fish he shows perseverance Fish he said softly aloud Ill stay with you until I die52 This shows that he was in for the fight of his life and that he was willing for his life to end before giving up And in the end his perseverance pays off and
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