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Who is Santiago hero in The Old Man and the Sea?

While Santiago, an elderly fisherman in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, is not particularly masculine or strong, he shows a gentle courage and perseverance when matched against a great fish that defines him as the hero of this story.

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Then, who is the hero in The Old Man and the Sea?

Santiago

Likewise, is Santiago a code hero? Santiago is a perfect 'code hero' – through whom Hemingway portrays the picture of ageing hero and the hardships he has to face. Santiago faces all ordeals with courage and grace.

Herein, how is Santiago a tragic hero in the Old Man and the Sea?

A tragic hero is a character who faces a horrible downfall as a result of a fatal flaw. Santiago's flaw is his excessive pride and determination to keep going, even when it is too dangerous. His ability to learn from his errors, but continue fishing, prevents Santiago from being a tragic hero.

What happens to Santiago in Old Man and the Sea?

Santiago suffers terribly throughout The Old Man and the Sea. In the opening pages of the book, he has gone eighty-four days without catching a fish and has become the laughingstock of his small village. He then endures a long and grueling struggle with the marlin only to see his trophy catch destroyed by sharks.

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