The Old Man and the Sea

Were you satisfied that the ending of Hemingway's book makes a believable, meaningful, and moving fulfillment of the old man's experience?

Consider the ending to include all that takes place from the time the first shark comes to the time of the old man's final dreaming of the young lions

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Yes, Hemingway can't be beat. The old man not only proves he can still fish, but he proves he can do it alone. Unfortunately, the experience leaves him exhausted and feeling his age, not to mention, the guilt he feels over the way it all turned out. In the end, it is Manolin and the old man. The old man isn't left alone with his memories and dreams..... he has Manolin to share them with, and isn't that what we all want in the end.