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Questions related to the 1951 novel "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway. Use this tag with the [ernest-hemingway] tag.

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How to help the high schooler (in China) understand what is so great about The Old Man and the Sea?

The Old Man and the Sea, the translated version, is a recommended book for high school students nationwide in China (China has nationwide syllabuses). But I find my son and his classmates seem not ...
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What does the "he/him" refer to in "I'll try to get him to work far out" in The Old Man and the Sea?

I began to read The Old Man and the Sea recently. I'm reading a paperback but for the question I'm using the link to Gutenberg. Soon after I started to read the book, I found I did not understand what ...
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What did Hemingway mean by "the setting of the sun is a difficult time for all fish"?

In Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, the Old Man has hooked a huge marlin, which is pulling his boat out to sea. Meanwhile, using another line, he has caught a "dolphin" (meaning a ...
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In "The Old Man and the Sea", what happened to the ridiculous fish?

In the pretty end of Hemingway's story 'The Old Man and The Sea', was the fish all eaten by sharks? Did Santiago have his own share?
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The Old Man And The Sea - why didn't Santiago cut up at least part of the Marlin, and stored them on board of the skiff?

In Hemingway's book The Old Man And The Sea, after catching the mighty Marlin, and coming to the conclusion that the sharks are probably going to consume the entire Marlin - why didn't Santiago just ...
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