The Old Man and the Sea
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...very old though and with his eyes closed there was no life in his face"(Hemingway, Ernest, "The Old man and the Sea", Skopje, Detska Radost, 1995, ISBN: 9989-30-062-3, p.6, 16).
Nevertheless, dreaming of the lions (symbols of male strength and virility) and having a wonderful friendship with Manolin, (his fishing disciple), Santiago lives his "second youth". Wishing Manolin were there to help him wrestle the marlin he recalls his youth. The conquer (in spite of everything), suggests his reaffirmation of his pride, identity, self-control, endurance, strength and wish to defeat weakness that comes with old age. Bringing back at least the skeleton of the huge marlin, Santiago proves still worth...