Day 1

The Old Man and the Sea Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    About how old do you think Manolin is? What do you think about the way the boy spends his time, given his approximate age? Compare and contrast your own responsibilities with his, keeping in mind the setting of the story, and his relationship to the old man and to his parents.

    There is evidence to suggest he is a boy in some ways and a young man in others. However, his loyalty and hard work seem to transcend age. Manolin seems to be rather independent of his family, yet still respectful of their requests. He is an adolescent, and clearly old enough to be on his own. But it seems that in Manolin's culture, it is not uncommon for boys to do things without their parents at...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 725 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4183 literature essays, 1403 sample college application essays, 171 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in