About THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
Based on Ernest Hemingways famous novel, The Old Man and the Sea, the main characters in the story are an old man named Santiago and Manolin, a young boy, friend, and supporter of Santiago.
Santiago is an old fisherman coming from a coastal village in Cuba. Manolin was his helper. Every day they went to the sea but even after forty days they could not get a single fish. So Manolins parents forced him to part with Santiago and fish with more successful fishermen. Eighty four days passed without getting a fish yet Santiagos mind was with full of optimism.
He started again and on the third day a big Marlin fish swallowed the fishing hook and after a great struggle the old man conquered the Marlin and sailed back to the shore. But the blood of the injured Marlin spread in the water and a lot of sharks followed the skiff to eat the Marlin. The old man fought against the sharks and when he finally he reached the shore, only the huge skeleton of the Marlin was left.
Santiagos struggle depicts the act of living with hope and never-ending enthusiasm. It is also a story of friendship between the old man and his young friend Manolin. The struggle also displays the third world nations struggle for their existence. It is the struggle of the oppressed and suppressed..