The Old Man And The Sea Characters

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The Old Man And The Sea

The Nobelprize winning book: The old man and the sea, has been written by Ernest Hemingway
and was published in 1982, though the original American print had been published in 1952.
The title is exactly what the book is about. It is a short story. The story is written in
one continuous whole and is written from the view of the writer, it is very realistic. The
description of the setting are the dominating factor in this book. The author spends a lot
of time, for describing the sea, and what takes place. There are a lot of dialogues in the
book. Example:"Who gave this to you""Martin. The owner""I must thank him""I thanked him
already," the boy said."You don't need to thank him.""I'll give him the belly meat of a
big fish," the old man said. "Has he done this for us more than once?""I think so""I must
give him something more than the belly meat then. He is very thoughtful for us."The next
fragment I find really representative for the whole book, because it is a fragment in
which the old man is talking to himself, like he does all the time, and he is saying how
great the fish is, which he does quite a few times too."He is a great fish and I must
convince him, hethought. I must never let him learn his strengthnor what he could do if he
made his run. If I werehim I would put in everything now and go untilsomething broke. But,
thank God, they are not asintelligent as who kill them; although they aremore noble and
more able."The book is about an old man, who goes out fishing (his profession, not as a
sport) one day. He decides to go really far out, before the sun comes up. Then one of his
lines goes under, and he hooks the fish. But the fish is so strong, that he can't pull him
up. The old man thinks that if he lets the fish pull his boat, a sailing-boat the size of
a rowing-boat, the fish will go out of strength and die soon.But it's a very very strong
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