The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway : the old man and the sea

Why does Santiago call the "marlin" "brother" and "more noble"?

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By calling the marlin brother, Santiago is putting the fish on equal footing with himself. The marlin is more noble because although not as intelligent as the fisherman, it has no wish to kill.... it is a gentle beast.