The Question and Answer section for The Old Man and the Sea is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The shark detected the blood from the marlin and followed the trail to the skiff. After struggling with the approaching shark, the old man maims him. However, the shark has already torn apart and devoured 40 pounds of Santiago's marlin. In the...
Can you provide a short quote from Pg. 105 so I know exactly where you are referring to? Page numbers are not always the same in different publications.
Santiago has a deep appreciation and affinity for the struggle of the marlin, and other animals as well. He envisions himself in battle.... he knows the marlin is a worthy opponent. His struggle, and ultimate survival, defines him as a person.