"Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated." Page 10

explain from novel the old man and the sea

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Um, wrong heading but anyhow:

The author is making the point that although Santiago is old he has the lifeblood of the sea inside him, flowing through his old veins. One can see it in his eyes and it is vibrant like the water around him.