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Anyone who needs help learning about the characters from The Old Man and the Sea will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the characters Santiago and Manolin. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the main characters from The Old Man and the Sea
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Students Will Review:
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
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.
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.
3. Santiago as a Christ Figure in The Old Man and the Sea
In his novel The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway used Santiago as a Christ figure in several allusions. Learn about Santiago as a Christ figure, the phrase 'if thy hand offends thee', an enduring faith, and an allusion to Christ's crucifixion.
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.
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.
6. The Old Man and the Sea: Santiago & Manolin Relationship
In Ernest Hemingway's novel ''The Old Man and the Sea,'' Santiago and Manolin have a close relationship that changes over time. Learn about this strong relationship, Santiago as friend and mentor, and the shift of Manolin to caretaker.
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Other chapters within the The Old Man and the Sea Study Guide course
- The Old Man and the Sea Literary & Historical Context
- The Old Man and the Sea Literary Analysis
- Themes in The Old Man and the Sea
- Literary Devices in The Old Man and the Sea
- Symbols in The Old Man and the Sea
- Thematic Quotes from The Old Man and the Sea
- Character Quotes from The Old Man and the Sea
- The Old Man and the Sea Summaries
- Teaching The Old Man and the Sea