The Old Man and the Sea

Why did Santiago feel that the fish had a right to kill him?

towards the end of the book

Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

By the time this happens, Santiago feels at one with the great fish. They were not so much enemies but brothers in arms. Santiago feels that people are not worthy to kill such a great fish. The fish also symbolized Santiago in his youth. Santiago would not mind being killed by such a worthy fish.