Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea was actually Hemingway's second title. His editor wouldn't let him use The Middle Aged Man and the Stubborn Fish.

American LiteratureAll American Literature
Early 20th-Century American Literature
AuthorHemingway - Ernest Hemingway
Early 20th-Century LiteratureEarly 20th-Century American Literature
FormNovel
LanguageEnglish Language
LiteratureAmerican Literature
ThemesDefeat
Friendship
Hunger
Isolation
Luck
Man and the Natural World
Memory and the Past
Perseverance
Pride
Respect and Reputation
Suffering

Transcript

00:28

much nicer to refer to a guy by his name my friends call me Santiago I guess I

00:35

should say my friend because I only have one a great kid named Mandolin, he'd

00:40

been forbidden to fish with me because well more on that in a sec but he brings [Manolin disappears from boat]

00:44

me food so he's kind of like my own personal meals on wheels normally I

00:48

wouldn't need this kind of charity but back before my big adventure happened I

00:52

hadn't caught a fish in 84 days no not because I'm a bad fisherman they used to [Santiago holding a big fish]

00:58

call me el campeon the champion because I was so great all right well I just had

01:03

a string of bad luck all right which is why Manolins parents forbid him to fish

01:07

with me they told him he could only hang out with successful fishermen... [Manolin closes door on Santiago]

01:13

I may not have fish but I still have feelings people and hey if they're not

01:17

biting well they're not biting the point is my string of bad luck is what made it [Santiago attempting to catch a fish]

01:22

such a big deal when my line was struck by a Marlin we're talking 18 feet and

01:28

I'd may be el campeon but I'm big enough to admit that reeling this fish in well

01:33

it was a real struggle the fish and I fought against each other for three days

01:38

which is impressive you know not sure I could make it that long with a hook jab

01:43

into my mouth no not that it was easy for me either I was tired, I was thirsty [Santiago battling with the fish]

01:47

I couldn't exactly stop for a bathroom break and it was so hungry that I had to

01:52

eat raw bait worst sashimi ever... in the end though I won after all I am el

02:00

campeon and I felt kind of bad for the fish we really had a moment you know [Santiago looking sad and hits the fish with a bat]

02:04

unfortunately neither of us got a happy ending just when everything was looking

02:08

good in came the sharknado okay well maybe not that exactly but there were a [Santiago holding a fish]

02:14

lot of sharks I fought em off as best I could but in the end they treated my

02:18

fish friend like an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet by the time I got back to

02:22

the beach well nothing was left of the fish but its skeleton and after that [Santiago holding a fish skeleton on the pier]

02:26

there was nothing to do but go home and finally go to sleep

02:30

on the bright side Manolin came by and said we could fish together again which

02:34

is nice and all but can't a guy get some bengay around here