The Terracep. 4
The Old Man, Santiago, and the boy, Marlin, sits on The Terrace. They have a conversation together about baseball. The old man loves to talk about baseball and does often.
Food from the Terracep. 11
"What have you got?"
"Supper" said the boy. "We´re going to have supper."
"I´m not very hungry." This illustrates that the old man is a very poor man. Although he is very hungry, he says the opposite.
Gone Fishin`p. 18
The old man woke up early and woke the boy as well, to help him with the skiff. The day arose to be with gentle winds and the old man rowed far out to the sea.
The great wellp. 18-19
The great well got its name from all the different kinds of species that would gather here. At this location, the seabed would make a sudden drop of "seven hundred fathoms", as the author expresses it.
The great well got its name from the fishermen that were out fishing.
"la mor" and "el mor"p. 19-20
Tho old man reflects about "la mor" and "el mor". In Spanish, "mar" means ocean. "la" is feminine and "el" is masculine. The younger generations of fishermen spoke about the ocean as "el mar", the masculine term. They saw the ocean more as an enemy and opponent rather than an opportunity.
On the other hand, the elderly viewed the ocean more as an opportunity rather than a hinder.
First fish of the dayp. 26-27
For the first time of the day, he sees a fish. He caught the albacore and it weighted roughly 10 pounds(4,5 kilos). The old man was of course satisfied with the fish. This is after all his first fish in eighty-five days.
The big fishp. 31
For some time the old man had tried to allure the big fish into taking the bait. Suddenly, the big fish take the bait and the old man catches the big fish.
Pulled by own successp.32
The sheer scale of the fish makes the skiff simply too small, and the line tightens. The line does not snap, however, the skiff is dragged by the big fish.
The first night is coming. This means that he can not see the skiff nor the gadgets he needs. The night is connected to mystery and darkness.
Bleeding handp. 41
His hands start bleeding and he also gets a cramp in his left arm. The cramp lasts around ten pages in the book but quite a few hours for the old man.
The fishp. 46
The fish gets on the surface for the first time. The man is in awe over the sheer scale of the fish. He is also fascinated by its colors. He describes the fish as beautiful, blue and purple.
A storm is gatheringp. 61
The old man looks upon the skies in the evening. There, he sees dark clouds on the horizon. The old man frowned and predicted that a storm would gasther in 3-4 days time.
He is stabbing the javelin into the fish. Although the hit is a bull´s-eye, it causes the fish to bleed. Therefore, the sharks will scent the blood quicker.
The fish diesp. 75
The fish dies, and the old man places it on the side of the boat. He tightens some ropes around the fish, and tugs the fish on the side of the skiff.
Tempted by the scent of blood from the huge fish, the first shark arrives. The Old Man kills the shark with a harpoon. Later in the book, there are several other shark attacks and all the sharks bite off a piece for themselves.
He sees the light from Cuba. After beeing a long time at sea, seeing the lights of the islands is a big psychological boost. The sailing is much easier now, due to the strong winds from the early stages of the storm.
He steps on land again. Finally! After several days, he set foot on dry soil again. Exhausted by the long adventure, he drags his skiff onto the bank.