How do the tourists in The Old Man and the Sea respond to Santiago’s catch? Does their opinion matter? Why or why not?
In the final pages of The Old Man and the Sea , after Santiago, the aged fisherman, has returned from his epic battle to catch a giant marlin—which was then nearly devoured by sharks—and left the remains of carcass strapped to his boat. A woman tourist, sitting at a nearby cafe, catches sight of the immense spine and tail of the marlin, and asks a waiter what kind of fish it might be....
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