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The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

by

Ernest Hemingway

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The Old Man and the Sea Perseverance Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Day.Paragraph). We artificially created chapters by defining "days," because there are no chapter breaks in Old Man and the Sea. Here’s how we divided up the days:
  • Day 1 = the start of the book until the old man falls asleep for the night
  • Day 2 = begins when the old man wakes up and goes until sunrise of the next day
  • Day 3 = begins at sunrise and goes until the old man dreams about the lions
  • Day 4 = begins when the old man wakes and ends when the old man gets back to his shack for the night
  • Day 5 = begins with the boy seeing the old man in the morning and goes until the end of the book

Quote #22

The boy is brought to tears by his admiration for the old man’s determination.

Because the story ends with the lions, and not with the fish, we see that Santiago’s determination is yet unbeaten.

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