"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway.

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Title: The Old Man and the Sea

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Setting: This book takes place in Cuba in the early 1940's


Santiago- Santiago is a wise old fisherman. He has been fishing for many years. He loves baseball and is a big fan of "The Great DiMaggio"

Manolin- Manolin is a young boy who is a good friend of Santiago. He brings Santiago food when he is hungry. He fishes with Santiago almost every day.

Plot Summary: Santiago has not caught a fish for 84 days but since 85 is his lucky number he has a good feeling about today. Manolin's parents will not let him go fishing with Santiago because they feel he is bad luck. They want him to fish with a different group with better luck. Santiago goes out fishing and drops his lines in the water. He hooks a huge fish and he knows it is a marlin.

It drags him out to sea for three days. Santiago would use his other lines to still fish so that he could have some food. On the third day he finally caught the fish and killed it. He tied this huge marlin to the side of his skiff. As he started to head back home a shark came up and took a bite out of the marlin. Santiago killed the shark with his harpoon but also lost his harpoon while doing that. He knew that more sharks would smell the blood and try to eat the more of the marlin so he tied a knife to one of his oars to fight them off. Two more sharks came and he killed them but not until took more of the marlin. While killing the second shark his blade broke. He was determined to fight off the sharks and...