As the story goes on, Hemingway describes the old man’s faith as the theme of the story when
Santiago plans to go on a fishing trip without the boy showing he believed or had faith in
himself on bringing a fish back home. Santiago decides to go out to the ocean, but he goes
farther away from all of the other fisherman and the shoreline. When he was alone in the
sea and started to fish birds awarded him the presence of fish. He finally hooked a heavy
fish he thought it would be a huge fish because it pulled him further from the shore an from
the lights. Both of them, the fish and the old man, struggle in a never ending story. Finally,
he noticed that it was a marlin and neither Santiago nor the fish wanted to give up. He
felt sorry for the fish and he considered it his brother. After this even battle between
the marlin and the old man, the marlin comes out to the surface. As he got ready to
come back to the shore he fought against sharks that were eating his marlin. He thought he
had not killed the marlin for nothing so he defended the fish with all his strength. But the
sharks had more energy and power than the Santiago and they took large chunks of the marlin .
Towards the ending Hemingway reflects happiness when the boy supports Santiago and
gives him the strength to continue fishing despite his pain .
Hemingway pictures a characterization description of Santiago in many occasions. The old man
was thin and gaunt with deep wrinkles in the back of his neck. He has blotches on his cheeks,
they ran well down the sides of his face and his hands had the deep-creased scars from
handling heavy fish on the cords. Everything about the old man was old except his eyes ,they
were the same color as the sea. His eyes also were cheerful and undefeated.
Hemingway also describes him like a noble man whose physical existence is almost over. He
was strongly connected with nature because in the dark he could feel the...