Imagine if each day a man must try to kill the moon,he thought.The moon runs a way.But imagine if a man each day should have to try to kill the sun? We were born lucky he thought then he was sorry for the great fish that had nothing to eat and his determination to kill him never relaxed in his sorrow for him.How many people will he feed, he thought. But are they worthy to eat him? no, of course not.There is no on worthy of eating him from the manner of his behaviour and his great dignity.Discuss.
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The Old Man considers his place in nature and the ways in which he must fit in. He cannot kill the sun; no one can. He finds the fish as noble as the sun, yet the Old Man will kill the fish if possible, but he will not kill the sun. Still, the Old Man wishes his chore were somewhat different since there is nothing noble about killing as great a fish as this one is.