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Ch 6: The Old Man and the Sea Characters

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters in The Old Man and the Sea for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Santiago's and Manolin's character traits
  • The protagonist as a tragic hero and Christ figure
  • Evidence of Santiago's courage
  • The relationship between Santiago and Manolin

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: The Old Man and the Sea Characters
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Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea: Character Analysis, Traits & Description

1. Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea: Character Analysis, Traits & Description

Santiago, the main character of 'The Old Man and the Sea,' is a formidable protagonist despite his age. In this lesson, we'll explore how his determination in each aspect of his life helps to establish his character for the reader.

Santiago as a Tragic Hero in The Old Man and the Sea: Fatal Flaw & Examples

2. Santiago as a Tragic Hero in The Old Man and the Sea: Fatal Flaw & Examples

In literature, we often come across characters whose fatal flaw brings about great misfortune. In this lesson, we will go over Santiago's fatal flaw and give examples of how his misfortune has cast him as a tragic hero in literature.

Santiago as a Christ Figure in The Old Man and the Sea

3. Santiago as a Christ Figure in The Old Man and the Sea

There are numerous allusions to Christ in The Old Man and the Sea, and Santiago, despite his age, clearly exemplifies a Christ figure in Hemingway's famous novella.

Santiago's Courage in The Old Man and the Sea

4. Santiago's Courage in The Old Man and the Sea

The old man, Santiago, displays several different types of courage throughout Ernest Hemingway's ''The Old Man and the Sea'' as he continues his quest to reel in that one big fish.

Manolin in The Old Man and the Sea: Physical Description & Characterization

5. Manolin in The Old Man and the Sea: Physical Description & Characterization

In this lesson, you will learn about one of the two most prominent characters in ''The Old Man and the Sea.'' This character is the boy, Manolin, who helps the old man throughout the novel.

The Old Man and the Sea: Santiago & Manolin Relationship

6. The Old Man and the Sea: Santiago & Manolin Relationship

In Ernest Hemingway's novel, ''The Old Man and the Sea,'' there is a strong friendship between the old man and the boy. In this lesson you will learn about their relationship and its various aspects.

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