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Why is the boy not fishing with the old man anymore?
Santiago is having a streak of bad luck. The boy's parents won't let him fish with Santiago even though he wants to.
Why did Santiago want the fish to turn and swim with the current?
The fish would swim with the current when it got tired. That would mean that Santiago's battle would be almost over.
In order to help himself catch the fish, what does Santiago do?
He decides to recite ten Hail Mary's and ten Our Fathers.
What second fish did the old man catch, and what will do with it?
He caught a dolphin and saved it to eat later.
What is Hemingway's point to having the old man say, "I may not be as strong as I think...But I know many tricks and I have resolution?"
Pure strength isn't the only important thing for a fisherman to have. If one is smart and persistent, he can accomplish great things without tremendous strength.
How did Santiago intend to take the fish back to port since the fish was bigger than the boat?
He tied the fish to the side of the skiff.
Santiago makes one last gesture to the fish on the journey home. What is it?
He apologizes for killing it.
What of the big fish is left by the time Santiago reaches home?
Only the carcass is left: the tail, the backbone, the head, and the Bill.
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