The Old Man and the Sea

What is the relationship between Manolin and Santiago? What is Manolin a symbol of?

Old man

Asked by
Last updated by Cat
1 Answers
Log in to answer

Manolin is a follower of Santiago. He is Santiago's friend, a compassionate server to the old man. . If Santiago is a Christ -figure then Manolin is his disciple. He believes in Santiago long after others have written him off. On a more literal lever both boy and old man are friends who take care of each other on different levels.