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Class: B.A (part-2)
Degree: ADA
The old man and sea
important question answers (part-1
Q1: Santiago as a code hero?
Ans: The old man and sea is the most celebrated novel of the
Hemingway. This novel informs us about the great struggle of
an old man, Santiago. He is a professional seasoned and skillful
fisherman. He lives in a village near Havana. He is the most
important character in the novel. He has blue glittering eyes. He
is thin and serious-looking and undefeated.
“He is the best fisherman of the novel”
He has taken his profession as a way of life not as a
way of making money. He is careful and conscious of the moods
of the weather. He knows the names of all the fishes. He is very
sensitive to the things around him. He is a man of
determination. He is the master of this art. When he remains
unable to catch fish for eighty-four days, the people call him
unlucky. His battle with the marlin and with sharks shows that
he is a man of exceptional qualities. In this context, he shows;
“What a man can do and what a man
Can endures”
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He is an optimist. After his defeat from sharks, he feels that he
can still do something very important vital in his life. During the
fight with the marlin and sharks, he remains in a hopeful mood.
He is humble and compassionate. He loves the creature of the
sea and air. He talks to birds in a funny manner. When a small
bird sits on his lines, he says,
“How old are you?
Is it your first trip?
He makes fun even of the fish. He loves the flying fish, the turtle,
and the hawksbill. He faces all the hardships with courage and
glory. He has exceptional qualities such as extreme patience,
courage, and resolution’ which make him a code hero. His fight
with the marlin and sharks shows:
“A man can be destroyed,
But not defeated.”
To conclude,
It can be said with full confidence that Santiago
has a symbolic significance. He faces the odds of life with grace,
dignity, and courage. Thus, he stands for all the human beings
in the world.
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Q2: Character of Manolin
Ans: Manolin plays a significant role in the novel, ‘The
old man and sea”. He is the second important character after
Santiago. Ernest Hemingway describes the close relationship
between the old man and Manolin. Manolin loves Santiago
sincerely and selflessly. He is fully devoted and attached to
Santiago. He is an obedient, faithful, trustworthy, and devoted
disciple of the old man. He learns the skills of fishing from
Santiago. Manolin says,
Santiago is the best fisherman
Manolin loves Santiago and their relationship
seems to be a relationship of father and son. Both Manolin and
Santiago are symbols of good friendship. He takes care of all
the needs of the old man at every stage. His love for the old
man is natural and spontaneous. So there is a deep personal
understanding between them. Manolin has symbolic
importance in the story. He is the symbol of Santiago’s lost
youth.
Whenever the old man looks at the boy, he regains
in his imagination the strength and confidence of his youth.
Therefore, he says,
“I wish the boy were here”
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He is a source of inspiration for the old man.
Santiago says’ that
“The boy keeps me alive.”
When Santiago remains fishless for 84 days,
Manolin parents compel him to leave Santiago. Their forced
decision makes him sad. He rightly says in this context;
“It was papa’ who made
Me leave him, I am a
Boy and I must obey him.”
Although Manolin leaves him yet he has regard
and great respect for him. When Santiago is out at the sea, he
regularly visits his hut. When Santiago returns unsuccessful, he
consoles him by saying,
“Now we fish together.”
Both Manolin and Santiago take interest in
baseball. They discuss different matches. They are also
interested in racing and betting on horses. Manolin is a source
of help for Santiago. For him relationship is more one. Manolin
proves to be an obedient, sincere, respectful pupil and faithful
friend to Santiago. So there exists a great attachment between
the two characters.

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Class: B.A (part-2) Degree: ADA The old man and sea important question answers (part-1 Q1: Santiago as a code hero? Ans: The old man and sea is the most celebrated novel of the Hemingway. This novel informs us about the great struggle of an old man, Santiago. He is a professional seasoned and skillful fisherman. He lives in a village near Havana. He is the most important character in the novel. He has blue glittering eyes. He is thin and serious-looking and undefeated. “He is the best fisherman of the novel” He has taken his profession as a way of life not as a way of making money. He is careful and conscious of the moods of the weather. He knows the names of all the fishes. He is very sensitive to the things around him. He is a man of determination. He is the master of this art. When he remains unable to catch fish for eighty-four days, the people call him unlucky. His battle with the marlin and with sharks shows that he is a man of exceptional qualities. In this context, he shows; “What a man can do and what a man Can endures” He is an optimist. After his defeat from sharks, he feels that he can still do something very important vital in his life. During the fight with the marlin and sharks, he remains in a hopeful mood. He is humble and compassionate. He loves the creature of the sea and air. He talks to birds in a funny manner. When a small bird sits on his lines, he says, “How old are you? Is it your first trip”? He makes fun even of the fish. He loves the flying fish, the turtle, and the hawksbill. He faces all the hardships with courage and glory. He has exceptional qualities such as extreme patience, courage, and resolution’ which make him a code hero. His fight with the marlin and sharks shows: “A man can be destroyed, But not defeated.” To conclude, It can be said with full confidence that Santiago has a symbolic significance. He faces the odds of life with grace, dignity, and courage. Thus, he stands for all the human beings in the world. Q2: Character of Manolin Ans: Manolin plays a significant role in the novel, ‘The old man and sea”. He is the second important character after Santiago. Ernest Hemingway describes the close relationship between the old man and Manolin. Manolin loves Santiago sincerely and selflessly. He is fully devoted and attached to Santiago. He is an obedient, faithful, trustworthy, and devoted disciple of the old man. He learns the skills of fishing from Santiago. Manolin says, “Santiago is the best fisherman” Manolin loves Santiago and their relationship seems to be a relationship of father and son. Both Manolin and Santiago are symbols of good friendship. He takes care of all the needs of the old man at every stage. His love for the old man is natural and spontaneous. So there is a deep personal understanding between them. Manolin has symbolic importance in the story. He is the symbol of Santiago’s lost youth. Whenever the old man looks at the boy, he regains in his imagination the strength and confidence of his youth. Therefore, he says, “I wish the boy were here” He is a source of inspiration for the old man. Santiago says’ that “The boy keeps me alive.” When Santiago remains fishless for 84 days, Manolin parents compel him to leave Santiago. Their forced decision makes him sad. He rightly says in this context; “It was papa’ who made Me leave him, I am a Boy and I must obey him.” Although Manolin leaves him yet he has regard and great respect for him. When Santiago is out at the sea, he regularly visits his hut. When Santiago returns unsuccessful, he consoles him by saying, “Now we fish together.” Both Manolin and Santiago take interest in baseball. They discuss different matches. They are also interested in racing and betting on horses. Manolin is a source of help for Santiago. For him relationship is more one. Manolin proves to be an obedient, sincere, respectful pupil and faithful friend to Santiago. So there exists a great attachment between the two characters. Name: Description: ...
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