The Old Man and the Sea

After the first shark hits, Santiago knows hot the story will end, and so do we. why then, do you think Santiago continues to fight the sharks?

After the first shark hits

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This is because of the kinship Santiago feels for the great Marlin. Santiago thinks the sharks are not worthy of eating such a great fish. Remember Santiago has his own hierarchy when it comes to creatures of the sea. Santiago feels the sharks are desecrating his brother.