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“The Old Man And The Sea” by Ernest Hemingway
“The old man and the sea” tells the story of the epic struggle for survival between the elderly fisherman Santiago and the biggest catch of his life. For months the Cuban fisherman has been setting out to the open sea alongside with his trusty apprentice and a close friend – the young Manolin. The sea however hasn’t been generous to them and for 84 days they keep on returning empty handed. This forces the parents of the boy to separate him from Santiago, wanting him to work on a more successful fishing boat. This doesn’t put an end to their friendship, as the boy keeps on returning to the old fisherman to help him with his gear, feed him or to simply have some nice baseball chats. Thanks to the support of his friend Santiago keeps faith that his cursed fishing days will soon be over. So on 85th day, he decides to go further out into the Gulf Stream. He throws his lines and not long after a big marlin fish takes the bait. And so the epic struggle of survival between hunter and pray begins. Lasting days and causing much suffering for both, the end of this fight would only mean the end for one of them.
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