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Old Man in the Sea1

Publication:Simon and Schuster, Inc. in New York, NY.
Theme:It doesn't matter if you succeed as long as you try and enjoyed the attempt.Also even if you don't succeed, its only important if you have the will to try again.If you have the will to try again good things will happen.Santiago supported this theme because for eighty-four days straight he hadn't caught one fish but day after day he would go out and try again and finally one day he caught the biggest and most beautiful fish he could dream of.He succeeded but the fish ended up getting eaten by sharks.Santiago was devastated but decided to keep on fishing.
Place Setting: This book takes place in Cuba and the ocean.
Time Setting: This book takes place in the early nineteen forties
Point of View: This book was told in third person omniscient.I believe Hemmingway picked this point of view is because this he can show the characters emotions better and distinguish different characteristics.
Santiago- The main character, an old very experienced Cuban fisherman.Despite his age he had young eyes and great determination to catch the marlin.Santiago endured a lot of pain trying to catch the marlin but wit his determination he never let go and caught the fish.
Marlin the Marlin- Was an eighteen foot and beautiful fish.The fish eventually kind of became Santiago's brother.The marlin demonstrated great skill and strength for three days before being caught.
Manolin- A young boy, who admired and learned to fish from Santiago.The boy cared for Santiago and refused to let him ever fish alone again.
Plot:Santiago had gone eighty-four days without catching a single fish, and Manolin's family had refused to let Manolin, a young boy, fish with his friend Santiago because they believed he had bad luck.The night before Santiago wa

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