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Manolin's parents refuse to let the boy fish with the old man because they believe Santiago is salao. How does Hemingway translate this word?
The worst form of unlucky"
On the night before he promises Manolin to go "far out" to sea, of what does Santiago dream?
Lions on the beach
Why does Santiago not let his lines drift like the other fishermen?
He believes it is imprecise, and he strives always to be exact.
How does the old man know immediately the size of the great marlin he has caught?
He pulls and pulls on the line and nothing happens.
During his great struggle with the marlin, what does Santiago wish repeatedly?
He wishes that the boy, Manolin, were with him.
As his first full day of fighting with the fish wears on, what does Santiago begin to think about his adversary?
He considers that he and the marlin are brothers, joined by the fact that they both ventured far out beyond all people and dangers in the water.
What does the weary warbler that lands on Santiago's fishing line make the old man think of?
The predatory hawks that await the bird's arrival near land
In order to help himself catch the fish, what does Santiago do?
He decides to recite ten Hail Marys and ten Our Fathers.
To give himself confidence, Santiago remembers his contest with "the great negro of Cienfuegos." At what sport did the old man beat this challenger?
Why does the thought of selling the fish's meat disappoint the old man?
The people who will eat the meat are unworthy.
After the shark attack, Santiago reflects that destruction is inevitable. How does he articulate this philosophy?
Everything in the world kills everything else in some way.
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