The Old Man and the Sea

"The old Man and The Sea"

please, I want to find the relationship between the writer and the old man on novel

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Gregorio Fuentes, the inspiration for the character of Santiago, was the captain of Hemingway's boat, "Pilar," during the years that Hemingway lived in Cuba. The two developed a strong friendship while Fuentes was Hemingway's captain and cook for nearly 30 years. They met in 1928.