Santiago's Character in the Old Man and the Sea

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA Santiago 1.general attitude toward life 1) Hope and confidence "never gone"(P13) still young, never old (1)confidence based on knowing about himself(P23); based on the hand game---glory(P70) (2)hope: "silly" "sin"(P104) 2) Faith "we have"(P11)--- a. in the discussion of baseball (P17) b.? Faith that he could prove to the boy he was a "strange old man (P66)", so although "thousand time he had proved it meant …

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…loneliness yet passion for the sea, "He watched his lines to see them go straight down out of sight into the water and he was happy to see so much plankton because it meant fish. The strange light the sun made in the water, now that the sun was higher, meant good weather and so did the shape of the clouds." Since Santiago was alone, he found comfort in all the creatures of the sea.