The Old Man and the Sea

Why does Santiago want to fish so carefully on this 85th day?

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The old man is determined to capture one big fish. He uses his thorough methodology to place his lines in the water. Other fishermen are not as careful as he is and haphazardly throw their lines into the sea. Santiago, regardless of his bad luck, has never been anything less than precise.


The Old Man and the Sea