Santiago's exact relation to the sea, though, will be taken up in later chapters. Santiago then pulls out a paper and the two discuss baseball, speaking with great enthusiasm of Joe DiMaggio.
At the house, the two rehearse a nightly ritual of speaking about fictitious rice and fish and a cast net. He loves Santiago, who is like a father to him. Advertising Looking for book review on american literature? Learn More The author was on the ground of the World War I, and a casualty of the war may be seen as the reason behind the choice of themes.
A similar type of unexpected equality comes out when Hemingway describes the various ways marlins and sharks are treated on shore.
But he can kill it and the strike of his harpoon is successful.