Essay on The Old Man and the Sea report

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Stacy Michael
Mrs. Metts
C.P English 2
November 21, 2014
The Suffering of Santiago An old fisherman, on an eighty-four day stream of the worst luck during which he caught nothing finally hooks The Big One. The man is old and very wise, although he has many struggles during his trip. “The old man’s pride comes into play here, as because of it, he refuses to acknowledge his pain.” Santiago suffers a lot throughout the story. He suffers physically while trying to rail in his big fish. In the second point he suffers over not letting his body quit. The fishermen’s mind certainly never let his body give in. Third he suffers without his best friend to tell the truth Santiago was lost without Manolin. Santiago is an old man and very wise but he manages, perhaps, the most astonishing feat of all. Santiago finds a way to carry on his life after death. The old man suffered first by the line cut in his hand although he was not all that worried about the cut. Despite the fact he told his hand “Cramp then if you want. Make yourself into a claw. It shall do you no good.” Santiago in fact does not give into the pain of the cut. He manages not to use the cramped hand until it had regained its strength. Santiago was able to handle the fish and bring it up above to the boat. His mind knew that all he did kept him from surrendering or giving up. Santiago was a strong man physically and mentally. His mind would not allow him to stop going after his dream, even when he was on the verge of giving up. The wise man had a very intelligent mind a mind that told him the right choices and what to stay away from. The fisher had the mind to give him power and strength to push forward. Throughout Santiago’s entire fishing trip it was his mind that controlled him not just his strength. He figured it out that you have to keep…