The Old Man and the Sea

external+internal conflict of " the old man and the sea"


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The internal conflict is Santiago vs. Himself. He is trying to live out one last time one great catch of the marlin, but he suffers from old age and ridicule from the younger fisherman yet he does not let that get in the way. The external conflict is that of Santiago vs. society, where society views older people as useless and no longer needed in the world to serve a purpose.