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Shark Symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea Quiz

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1. What do the sharks primarily symbolize in 'The Old Man and the Sea'?

2. How does Hemingway use the sharks to reflect on the theme of isolation?

3. Which of the following best describes the outcome of the shark attacks on Santiago's marlin?

4. What thematic concept do the relentless shark attacks on Santiago's marlin reinforce?

5. How do the sharks contrast with Santiago's view of the marlin?

6. In 'The Old Man and the Sea', the sharks' attack on the marlin can be interpreted as a metaphor for

7. What does Hemingway suggest about the nature of battles through the shark attacks?

8. The destruction caused by the sharks to Santiago's marlin serves as a symbol for

9. How does the narrative of the shark attacks contribute to the novel's exploration of the theme of heroism?

10. Ernest Hemingway's portrayal of the shark attacks in 'The Old Man and the Sea' can be seen as an allegory for