The Old Man Santiago Pride Quotes

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Perico – Owns the terrace in the village Santiago lives in. He serves an important role in Santiago’s life by providing him with baseball scores and helping the aging old man. When Santiago was out on the sea trying to catch the marlin, Pedrico sent a search team out to try to find him. Themes Perseverance – The old man’s battle with the marlin was a battle of strength and will. Santiago showed incredible endurance, withstanding hunger, physical pain, and isolation. At one point in the novella the old man says "Fish, I’ll stay with you until I am dead." He was determined to catch the marlin and he showed that by never giving up. Pride – Santiago’s pride is what motivates him to go far out to sea to try to catch a big fish. His pride is what pushes him to battle the marlin for 3 grueling days. Santiago’s pride though never pushes him to be more than he can be. At one point in the novella Manolin tells him, "The best fisherman is you," but Santiago humbly disagrees. Santiago takes pride in being a man and a fisherman.…show more content…
The old man thinks of the flying fish as his friends, and speaks with a warbler to pass the time. The sharks provided danger and there was potentially treacherous weather, but the sea sustained him by providing food such as the dolphins and flying fish. Finally, Santiago does not just see the marlin as an enemy he needs to defeat, but he see’s it as a brother. In the middle of their struggle, Santiago says to the marlin, "Come on and kill me. I do not care who kills who.” This shows that he respects nature and knows that anything could kill him out on the

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