Even Hemingway who had become quite a morose alcoholic was proud of his work, and in 1953, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Hopefully, after you learn more about this novel, you will want to read it yourself to see just how skillfully Hemingway uses his minimalist technique. So, Santiago straps the bloody fish to the side of his boat. Santiago attaches the fish to his boat and starts heading back to shore. The first shark takes a hefty bite before the old man stabs him with the harpoon. The first bite is hard, and the stick to which the line is connected drops sharply. The old man tried to make himself more comfortable in the boat as he kept an eye out for the Havana horizon while the sun went down.
Everyone admires the skeleton of the big fish. Instead his bravery comes with self-confidence; his alert mind and active body are fully prepared to face any contingency. GradeSaver, 17 November 2011 Web. His bravery is not the foolhardiness of an unthinking and blind hero; nor is it the last resort of a desperate man whose patience has run thin, after waiting eighty-four days to catch a fish. Everyone looks down on him because it has been so long since he has caught a fish.
At around ten o'clock, he sees the light of Havana and steers toward it. In 1951, Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea in two months, while in Cuba. He pities the fish, even loves it, but is still determined to kill it. Santiago imagines that the fish weighs more than fifteen hundred pounds. A cramp had developed in his hand, so after he ate, he tried to adjust the line into the crook of his arm to let his hand rest awhile. Santiago considers the stars his friends, as he does the great marlin. Fortunately, he returns home to his apprentice, Manolin, and everyone is in awe of the 18-foot fish skeleton.
The sharks are a symbol for the other fishermen who think Santiago is bad luck. By doing that, Santiago basically invites every shark for miles around to come enjoy a ton of free fish. This novel also gives us a glimpse into Hemingway's mind, as it was sadly the last novel he had published before killing himself in 1961. He feels guilty killing a brother, but after an intense struggle in which the fish drags the skiff around in circles, Santiago harpoons the very large fish and hangs it on the side of his boat. Which was the greatest aim and goal of Santiago.
He is worried about the cut in his right hand and the cramps in his left. After enjoying a few moments of pride, a pack of sharks detects the blood in the water and follow the trail to Santiago's skiff. Though he had become a very successful writer, he suffered from alcoholism and depression, was on his fourth marriage, and he hadn't had a major literary work published in ten years before he wrote 'The Old Man and the Sea. Santiago and the Marlin become united out at sea. After many false bites, the marlin finally takes the tuna and pulls out a great length of line. So conspicuously unlucky is he that the parents of his young, devoted apprentice and friend, Manolin, have forced the boy to leave the old man in order to fish in a more prosperous boat.
He was one of American most famous baseball players; Santiago worshiped him as a model of strengthen and young. The novel is still widely taught in schools today. A female tourist sees the skeleton of the marlin moving in the tide. Note; In that small village, the villagers must work, which work it is fishing to get money so as to sustain in life, so that each members in the village go to sea with his boat or skiff in the early morning for fishing, and Santiago, old Cuban fisherman was one of them, but alone. The slant of the fishing line changes, indicating to the old fisherman that the fish is approaching the surface. It made the boy, unlucky to see the old man each day went and came, went and came with his skiff empty and without fish, then the boy came to help him such as coiled lines or the pole, harpoon, brought coffee, sometimes with some food from Martin or Perico, and newspapers that talked about baseball, then it would been the discussion between Santiago and Manolin, that Santiago had a huge admired for the Great DiMaggio, he was great in baseball player, and whose father was fisherman. They see the huge skeleton of the fish, admire its gigantic size, and feel pity for the old man whose incredible efforts have been wasted.
When Santiago loses his knife, he just starts clubbing the sharks. Well, Ernest Hemingway's novel The Old Man and the Sea creatively tells the story of an old man who struggles to reel in an enormous marlin. The old man knew the poison would cause him welts and irritation should he come in contact with it. The slim novel received a lot of critical and commercial success. On the third day, the Marlin starts swimming around, pulling the boat in a circle. Santiago's success with the marlin gives him hope for his future. Moving along, Santiago spots flying fish and birds, expressing great sympathy for the latter.
The boy left him because his parents forced him to do, and go to another boat. In two days the September 1st edition of Life sold 5,300,000 copies and the book version sold 153,000. Here the long strength struggle finished between The Old Man, and the Marlin with the fish lurched out of the water and dead, he pulled the boat toward the fish fastened the fish to the side of the boat. The man reaches the shore and must drag his mast and sail home despite his lacerated hands and exhaustion. He does not kill the sharks, but damages them enough to prevent their return. The marlin leaps out of the water and it is all the old man can do to hold onto the line, now cutting his hand badly and dragging him down to the bottom of the skiff.
. The marlin is one of the biggest symbols in The Old Man and the Sea. He is barely able to walk and slowly staggers back to his hut, where he falls into bed. He believed in taking risks and acting upon instinct. Santiago speaks aloud, as if to cajole the fish into accepting the bait. They are attached to each other physically, and in Santiago's case, emotionally.