As we know,old man can’t do a lot of hard work. They should stay at home and live an easy life in old age. But in this book, the author Hemingway made a character called Santiago. Although he was an old, he want to make the life better.
He decided to go to the sea. After 84 days, he achieved nothing. Others people laughed at him, but he still believed that he can catch big fishes.
Finally,he met a big marlin. The big fish wanted to pull the boat into the sea, but the old man didn’t let it go. Even if no water, no food, no weapons, no assistant,and his left hand had spasms, he did not lose heart. After two spending two days and two nights on the sea, he killed the fish. But the smell of blood attracted the shark.
When the old came back to the shore. The Marlin had only a skeleton.
Santiago, a brave man ,a poor man. He used his life to show what ‘never give up ’is. He triumphed over the sea. He did not complacent, he want to pursuit things he want.
I become very worshipful of him. Because of his brave and persistent.