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Chau Nguyen (Annie)THE OLD MAN AND THE SEAQuestions:A.Read the old man and the sea, then answer the following question using PEAmethod1.During the first day at sea, we began to see a relationship develop between Santiagoand the marlin. How does this relationship deepen on the second day?During the first day at sea, the old man hooked the fish and he tried to kill and sell it formoney. However, on the second day, he began to respect the marlin because of the battlethe marlin has built and its strength has increased. The fish seemed like it has a plan ineverything it did to the old man. The marlin tried to make the old man lose his strengthday by day. The book states: “His choice had been to stay in the deep dark water far outbeyond all snares and traps and treacheries. My choice was to go there to find himbeyond all people. Beyond all people in the world. Now we are joined together and havebeen since noon. And no one to help either one of us.”(Hemingway, pg 13)The authorused “his” instead of its, this shows that the author is using the marlin as a human andthat “human” can use his brain to think and make his own plan to stay away from allsnares, traps, and treacheries. Maybe the marlin had been hooked in the past so he knewhow to avoid danger, the marlin just stays in the water and towed the man in three days.The author wrote: “... It was difficult in the dark and once fish made a surge that pulledhim down on his face and made a cut below his eye. The blood ran down his cheek a littleway. But it coagulated and dried before it reached his chin and he worked his way back tothe bow and rested against the wood. He adjust the sack and carefully worked the line sothat it came across a new part of his shoulders and, holding it anchored with hisshoulders, he carefully felt the pull of the fish and then felt with his hand the progress ofthe skiff through the water. I wonder what he made that lurch for, hr thought. The wiremust have slipped on the great hill of his back. Certainly his back cannot feel as badly asmine does. But he cannot pull this skiff forever, no matter how great he is. Noweverything is cleared away that might make trouble and I have a big reserve of line; allthat a man can ask.” (Hemingway, pg 14) The old man wondering “what the marlin madethe lurch for?” That lurch caused a cut below the old man’s eye. It seemed like everythingis in the marlin’s plan, sometimes the marlin made a lurch to surprise the old man. Theauthor used the marlin as difficulties and challenges that people need to deal with everyday.
2.Hemingway uses birds to parallel and symbolize different aspects of Santiago’sexperience. For example, early in his journey out Santiago notices the small birdswho “were always flying and looking and almost never finding.” This parallelsSantiago’s experience on the previous 84 days. Then, just prior to Santiago’s successin finding and catching the marlin, a man-of-war bird is catching fish. On

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