about what manolin had learned from santiao
Answers 1Add Yours
I think this alludes to Santiago's relationship with the boy Manolin. I don't have the book in front of me but look at the language that Hemingway uses between them, it is very gentle. The boy's parents do not want Manolin fishing with Santiago. The two have gone forty days without catching a fish. Santiago has become a bit of a joke to the other fishermen but Manolin is steadfast in his loyalty to the old man. Santiago and the boy share stories about baseball, the boy is his only confidant. Santiago feels his only sense of validation through the boy. In a sense Santiago becomes a Christ-figure and the boy becomes his disciple. Santiago teaches the boy not only the art of fishing but the mythic construct of the sea and life.