Summary Of The Old Man And The Sea

"There's nothing like a friend when your really up a tree," is a
quote from Carolyn Hax of the Washington Post. This is shown in the story
The Old Man and The Sea. The author of this story is Ernest Hemingway,
Who has written many books and novels which he is well known for. This
story is about an old man who gets the biggest fish he had ever laid eyes
upon. The most beautiful fish he had ever seen was the one that he could
not bring home in one piece. The scavengers are sharks who "have not only
eaten a fish but killed a man." This was said in the mind of the old man.

The story starts out with an old man and a boy. Both the boy and
the old man are fishermen. They do not fish as ...

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Santiago let him carry things when the boy was just
five years old. That is how young the boy was when he first started his
"classes on fishing" as I would call them.

The boy loved Santiago with all of his heart. To prove this one
day the boy bought some minnows for the old man. That same day he also
bought him a "can" of coffee. That day he wanted to go fishing with the
old man, but the old man refused to let the boy come with him. He said,
"You are with a lucky boat, stay with it." The boy was heart broken but
soon got over it and went fishing with his boat. The boat the boy was on
had a captain who was nearly blind. So the boy told the old man that he
would tell the captain that there was a bird circling which meant there was
a fish. Manolin said he would stay near Santiago by way of this method.
But Santiago told him not to so that the boys boat would stay "lucky."
Once again the boy was heart broken.

The next day Santiago went out to sea a little further than ...

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overcome with joy at the price
this fish would fetch in the market.

On the third day Santiago started to pull the large fish in. But
the marlin did not want to give up yet and surged. The sheer power pulled
the line from Santiago's hands. The old man struggled to get the line and
stop the fish's get away. In doing this he ripped open both hands and his
back. Finally he had the situation under control. Then toward late
morning the fish started to circle the skiff. The old man pulled with all
the strength left and got it close enough for him to put a harpoon in it.
It swam away then died. Then Santiago brought it in and strapped it to the
skiff, put up the sail and started ...

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