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He felt the iron go in and he leaned on it and drove it further and then he pushed all his weight after it. See Pilar for details of this episode.
Santiago later experiences this principle when the stronger creatures the sharks attack and take away his catch. What makes you cringe? The boy, worried about the old man, cries upon finding him safe asleep and at his injured hands.
There are no boundaries that can stop them; they go where they want to go and not where the ocean wants to take them. Retrieved February 1, The boy is sensitive and understands needs of the old man.
This story truly redeems human soul by depicting that true longings of human soul are not materialistic things and success. Others like the old man again see their life as a challenge.
If there is a hurricane you always see the signs of it in the sky for days ahead, if you are at sea. Both Santiago and the fish now try to hold out; the marlin as he tows the skiff, the old man as he hold the fish with the line.