Notes on Objects & Places from Old Man and the Sea

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Old Man and the Sea Objects/Places

Skiff : The old, rickety boat on which Santiago sails.

Joe DiMaggio: Santiago's idol. A New York Yankee (whose father was a fisherman) who always performed his best, despite injuries and obstacles.

lions: The great creatures on the beaches of Africa about which Santiago dreams. Santiago loves great and majestic animals and considers them as his peers.

sea: Santiago thinks of the sea as a feminine creature because it is temperamental and emotional. Santiago is at one with nature.

sharks: Creatures that attack Santiago, his skiff and the Marlin as they head back towards the shore. They tear up the flesh of the Marlin and take some of the glory of victory away from the old man.

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