Topic Tracking: Paternalism 2 Santiago says: "But a man is not made for defeat. Or is it more? They eat the last pieces of the marlin and Santiago loses his breath. The story shows how an old fisherman overcame an unlucky slump with the support from a young boy that loved and helped Santiago named Manolin.
He is fatigued and hopes not to fight again. Santiago still questions his bravery and wonders if he can be compared to his hero DiMaggio. He stabs another one and repeats his wish that he had never caught the marlin, that this was all a dream.
The life of Gautama can be recognized as remarkable because when analyzed, it is clear that he created a foundation for himself that not only survived his own death, but also all of the changing decades that passed thereafter. He is alone, in the dark and without any weapons.
He also wonders whether he has committed a sin by slaying the fish.
However, the shark has already torn apart and devoured 40 pounds of Santiago's marlin. He sympathizes with his adversary and feels like the shark attacked him as well.
The essay details the escapades of a Cuban fisherman dragged out to sea by marlin. Around midnight, a pack of sharks swims over to his skiff and Santiago begins to club at the sharks' heads.