The Old Man and the Sea Character Roles
Who’s good, who’s bad, who’s ugly?
The Old Man, or Santiago
The Sharks, The Marlin
The Old Man as a Mentor to the Boy
The Arm-Wrestling Match as a Foil to the Battle with the Marlin, The Sharks as a Foil to the Marlin and the Old Man
The boy, or Manolin
The Birds as a Reflection of the Old Man