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

The Old Man and the Sea Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
DiMaggio and the Bone Spur
The Lions
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Voyage and Return
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
Day Five
Characters
The old man, or Santiago
The old man, or Santiago Timeline
The boy, or Manolin
The boy, or Manolin Timeline
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Companion
Reflection
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Perseverance
Perseverance Quotes
Suffering
Suffering Quotes
Strength and Skill
Strength and Skill Quotes
Pride
Pride Quotes
Memory and the Past
Memory and the Past Quotes
Defeat
Defeat Quotes
Isolation
Isolation Quotes
Man and the Natural World
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Hunger
Hunger Quotes
Respect and Reputation
Respect and Reputation Quotes
Luck
Luck Quotes
Friendship
Friendship Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Sometimes the Big Fish Aren't Worth the Trouble
Sometimes the Big Fish Aren't Worth the Trouble Flashcards
Sometimes the Big Fish Aren't Worth the Trouble True or False
The Young Woman and the Mountains
The Young Woman and the Mountains Flashcards
The Young Woman and the Mountains True or False
Essay
The Old Man and the Sea
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
What Can A Picture Show?
Making It Political
Hemingway in Country Music
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Shmoop Amongst Yourselves
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop