THE FIRST NIGHT
- The fish still pulls the boat far from the land.
- Santiago has mixed feelings. He feels sorry for the fish and at the same time he wants to catch it.
- Santiago cuts his head.
THE SECOND DAY
- Santiago knows that if fish jumps, its gills will fill with air and it will die sooner.
- His hands hurt and he talks to the fish.
- Santiago prays.
- He is hungry and catches one dolphin.
THE SECOND NIGHT
- Santiago is pleased because he has the food and the fish is hungry.
- His food isn’t good.
THE THIRD DAY
The fish swims around the boat.
After a long struggle, he kills the fish with his harpoon.
As he sails back, he drags the fish behind.
One shark comes and bites off some flesh of the fish.
Santiago kills the shark, but the harpoon falls into the sea.
He has regrets about killing the noble fish.
There is a lot of blood and more sharks come.
The sharks eat the rest of the fish.
Santiago believes that he is being punished for his sin.
He fights the sharks with his oar.
Finally he comes to the harbour.
THE FOLLOWING DAY
Manolin makes a promise to Santiago that next time he will go with him.
People admire the skeleton of the fish.
This is a story about one man against the nature and it is very symbolic.
Santiago is like a “Christ figure” that after suffering gets redemption.
He is sometimes portrayed as a man who sins and sometimes as a saint.