Main Characters from The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man plus the Sea’ is one of the most famous novels of a well-known American writer Ernest Hemingway, who got the Pulitzer Prize and the Noble Prize for it, and turned into a world celeb in 1953.

The main heroes of this story are Santiago, an old and experienced battle-scarred fisherman, who could not catch any fish for 84 days, and Manolin, a boy who felt sorry for him, and who cheered him up every day while bringing him food and bait in the morning. The old man was plunged into a deep depression, and as the author says, “He no lengthier visualized of squalls, or of women, or of countless amounts, or of prodigious fish, nor matches, nor challenges of métier, nor of his spouse. He one imagined of places now plus of the lions on the coast. They frolicked like early cats in the sundown plus he important them as he prized the boy.” Manolin, in spite of his parents` prohibition, kept on helping the old man to pass all his hardships. Who knows, maybe, this boy was a collective symbol of Ernst Hemingway readers, who didn`t permit him to lose the flavor of his life and not to get completely disappointed in it.

The old man liked baseball, the boy liked it too, he was brought up by the old man. They always exchanged news about American Major League Games and the key player of New York Yankees Joe DiMaggio, nicknamed as The Yankee Clipper. Why did the author choose the real figure of American sport? Nobody knows exactly, but as it seems to me, he just wanted to show that all his life long, Santiago wanted to become a Winner, like an American champion, and till the last days of his life this dream did not leave him. Manolin felt it and daily encouraged the old man to stand his ground and live out his salao, the eternal lack of success.

And, at long last, Santiago managed to hit the huge marlin`s eye. As they say, even a blind hog could find some acorn one day. Finally, Santiago`s harpoon struck a really giant fish, and the bird of luck, after a long voyage, landed on the old man skiff, as a golden sombrero trick attacked the famous Joe DiMaggio.

But as they say, it is not sufficient to get success, it is considerably harder to keep it for a long time. Every luck brings new problems and their solution takes longer time than you think. Being entirely exhausted by the three-day fight with a huge marlin fish, and being ravaged by a group of sharks, the old man failed to pull the marlin`s body on the sea beach. All he got – just only head, bones, and the long tail of the sea giant. Deeply depressed Santiago falls in a deep sleep. On the one hand, he understands, that all his dreams were defeated, and, on the other hand, he remembers that he did it. He caught the fish of his life, he killed a lot of sharks, while protected it. He did it…

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