This story is about a poor old man, named Santiago, that
hasn'tcaught a fish in 84 days. He was always sure that he would catch one each day, but he could not. One day, the old man took of on his very small boats deeper and deeper intothe ocean. For about a day, Santiago was waiting for a catch, when suddenly, a huge buldge pulled on the line. The fisherman immediately knew that it was a marlin.
This story is about a
pooorold manthat hasntcaught a fish in 84 days he isalways sure that he would catch one each daybut hecouldnot. one day hetook of on his very smalll boatdeeper and depeperinto the ocean.forabout a day hewas waiting for a catchwhen suddenlya huge buldge pulled on the line and thefisherman immidiatelyknew that it was a marlin.
This story is about a pooor old man that hasnt caught a fish in 84 days he is always sure that he would catch one each day but hecould not. one day he took of on his very smalll boat deeper and depeper into the ocean.for about a day he was waiting for a catch when suddenly a huge buldge pulled on the line and the fisherman
immidiatelyknewthat it was a marlin. The Old Man and the Sea recounts an epic battle of wills between an old, experienced fisherman anda giant marlin said to be the largest catch of his life. It opens by explaining that the fisherman, who is named Santiago, has gone 84 days without catching any fish at all. He is apparently so unlucky that his young apprentice, Manolin, has been forbidden by his parents to sail with theold man and been ordered to fish with more successful fishermen. Still dedicated to the old man, however, the boy visits Santiago's shack each night, hauling back his fishing gear, feeding him and discussing American baseball—most notably Santiago's idol, Joe DiMaggio. Santiago tells Manolinthat on the next day, he will venture far out into the Gulf to fish, confident that his unlucky streak is near its end.a
Thus on the eighty-fifth day, Santiago sets out alone, taking his skiff far onto the Gulf. He sets his lines and, by noon of the first day,
bigfish that he is sure is a marlin takes his bait. Unable to pullin the great marlin, Santiago instead finds the fish pulling his skiff. Twodays and two nights pass in this manner, during which the old man bears the tension of the line with his body. Thoughhe is wounded by the struggle and in pain, Santiago expresses a compassionate appreciation for his adversary, often referring to him as a brother. He also determinesthat because of the fish's great dignity, noone will be worthy of eating the marlin.day of
On the third
the ordeal, the fish begins to circle the skiff, indicatinghis tiredness to the old man. Santiago, now completely worn outand almost in delirium, uses allthe strength he has left in him to pull the fish onto its side and stab the marlin witha harpoon ending the long battle between the old man and the tenacious fish.he
Santiago straps the marlin to the side of his skiff and heads home, thinking about the high price the fish will bring him at the market and how many people
While Santiago continues his journey back to the shore, sharks are attracted to the trail of blood left by the marlin in the water. The first,
great mako shark, Santiago kills with his harpoon, losing that weapon in the process. He makesa new harpoon by strapping his knife tothe end of an oar to help ward off the nextline of sharks; in total, five sharks are slainand many others are driven away. Butthe sharks keep coming, and by nightfall the sharks have almost devoured the marlin's entire carcass, leaving a skeleton consisting mostly of its backbone, its tail and its head. Finally reaching the shore before dawn on the next day, he struggles on the way to his shack, carrying the heavy mast on his shoulder. Once home, he slumps onto his bed and enters a very deep sleep.it
A group of fishermen gather the next day around the boat where the fish's skeleton is still attached. One of the fishermen measures
to be eighteen feet from nose to tail. Tourists at the nearby café mistakenly take it fora shark. Manolin, worried during the old man's endeavor, cries upon finding him safe asleep. The boy brings him newspapers and coffee. When the old man wakes, they promise to fish together once again. Upon his return to sleep, Santiago dreams of his youth—of white lions on an African beach.
Dog Lover - very limited time online for the foreseeable future edited the summary of The Old Man and the Sea Friday, April 23, 2010.
At my first look though this book, I had a feeling I would not enjoy this book that much because there is no chapters in this book. I hate long chapters as it is,and having none at all made ita bit annoying. As I starting reading this book it seemedto drag on quite a bit and forthe restof the entire book it dragged on. It starts offwith the fisherman preparingto go fishing, which drags on. Then it goesto him fishingand that drags on. Afterthat it gets to him catchinga hugemarlin and the fightwith the fish which drags on. Finally it getsto him tryingto bringthe fish in to shore without sharks eatingthe marlin which is tiedto the side of the boat, which kindof dragged on as well, but not as bad asthe other parts.
This book had some exciting and suspense partsin
it, whichmakes it not feel not entirely boring as it was but this was boring bookto me. Ernest Hemingway wrote this book well, but it lacked excitement. I thought wouldhave beena really exciting book but it was boring. My early predictionon this book was right; I did not really enjoy this book. I would only recommend this bookto someone whois lookingfor a quick read since this book is only about 130 pages long.
Shelfari edited the summary of The Old Man and the Sea Monday, August 31, 2009.