Old Man and The Sea
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How many days has the old man gone without catching a fish?
Why cant the boy fish with the old man anymore?
He is considered salao (the most unlucky) and the boys parents need him to make money
What does the old man look like?
skinny, brown sun spots, scared hands, very wrinkled, tan
Everything about the man is old except?
his eyes they were cheerful and undefeated
What is the old mans name?
What does bringing a fish in "too green" mean?
bringing it in before it gets tired
Describe the old man's home. How are his walls decorated? What objects of personal value does he have?
Bed, table, chair, 2 religious posters, one photo of his wife (used to hang on the wall but made him sad so put under his extra clean shirt)
Who is his favorite baseball player? For what team does he play?
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees
During which autumn month does this story take place?
What does the old man dream about before he leaves to fish?
The lions on the beach
What continent does the old man visit during his youth?
What is the boy's name?
What does the boy give the old man before he leaves on the fishing trip?
Sardines and fresh bait (smelled and looked good)
Why does Santiago like the flying fish?
They were his principle friends of the ocean
Who does Santiago think has a hard life? Why?
Birds always hunting and rarely finding very delicate
what does he call the sea? Why?
La Mar its a Spanish name people who love the see call it, he sees the ocean as feminine
Why does Santiago decide to row to the place where he sees a man-of-war bird?
The bird found a fish so he knew there were some there
To what does the term "agua mala" refer?
portuguese man of war fish, bad water
How does Santiago compare himself to a turtle?
same heart, hands, and feet
Santiago eats 2 things to stay healthy. Name them.
white turtle eggs and shark liver oil
What is the first fish that Santiago catches?
Why does Santiago think he will fish well on the 85th day?
The thinks its his lucky day
What kind of fish does Santiago finally catch?
Why does Santiago wish he had Manolin with him?
to teach him and so he has company and help
Why does Santiago pity the fish he has caught?
he was strong, determined, probably old he could relate he felt a kinship
Why does Santiago want the fish to jump?
to see what he is dealing with and so the flaps fill with air so he cant go as deep
What injury does he suffer while holding onto the fish?
a cut on his hand cramp
What does he eat to keep his strength?
What animal does Santiago see that makes him feel as if "no man is ever alone on the sea?"
a flock of ducks
What injury does his favorite baseball player have?
Bone spur in heel
While he fights the fish, Santiago recalls an incident that gave him great confidence. Describe that incident.
He arm wrestled the strongest guy on the docks and beat him
How long does this incident last?
sunday morning to monday morning
What do the people call him when he wins?
What part of his body does Santiago distrust?
What does the old man do to increase drag on the boat in order to slow down the fish?
lashes the oars together and lets the drag in the water
What does the old man find inside the dolphin?
2 fly fish
Why does the old man sleep and about what did he dream?
to keep his head straight- a vast school of porpoises, his bed, lions on the beach
How does Santiago finally kill the marlin and where on the marlin does he make the killing blow?
harpoon through the heart
How much, according to Santiago, does the marlin weigh?
15 hundred lbs. (18 ft long- skiff is 16 ft long)
How does he transport the marlin?
lashes it to the side the skiff
Why does the shark attack the fish?
it smelled the blood and was hungry
what does he call the shark?
How does he kill that shark?
With the harpoon-loses harpoon
How much does the shark eat?
why does Santiago wish that he had never caught the fish?
it was pointless and its greatness was being wasted
What kind of shark attacks next?
Golanos- shovel nosed shark
Why does Santiago lose hope of defeating the sharks?
he had lost all his weapons and there were an endless number of sharks coming tiller broke
what does he say "beats" him in the end?
How much of the marlin remains when he arrives at shore?
head, tail, spine-no meat
How does the boy react when the man returns home?
he cries because he sees the suffering he when through on his hands
What does Santiago say should be done with the left over fish head?
Give it to Pedrico for fish traps
What does the boy say he will do for the old man at the end of the story?
get him food, newspaper from when he was gone, medicine for his hands from drugstore, fish with him
What is Santiago's last dream?
Where does this story take place (all locations)?
country of Cuba, Gulf of Mexico, fishing village near havana
American tourists think the marlin is a shark
irony-loved Cuban culture
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