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Molinar, Aliza Long Writing Piece The Old Man and the Sea Essay

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Santiago shows the value of perseverance in the Old Man and the Sea by forming a family-like connection with the antagonist of the story, the Marlin. This kinship can be applied to a person's life because we make bonds and relationships with many people and it takes courage and perseverance to overcome obstacles and repetitious mistakes. As Santiago shows his love for Manolin, the Old Man's non-blood related son, he also shows his sinful pride and egoism. Theseemotions tend to be a counterpart to perseverance and courage, and the Old Man shows it can be a help when trying to get through difficulties. In the Old Man and the Sea, the value of perseverance is measured through his physical aptitude and experience. Application of this quality to one's own life is showing in everyday battles.In the beginning, Manolin takes care of Santiago by feeding him and making sure he is warm. Santiago feels his love and says it is unfortunate that Manolin is not his son, so then he could take him out to fish. This attraction is real for most non-fictional people as well. Every person has had the occurrence of another person caring for them and knew

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