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Old Man and The Sea, The - E-Guide

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The Old Man and the Sea unit study guide for literature, from a Christian perspective

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A classic tale of the struggle of man against nature. After 84 days without taking a fish, Santiago is soon to catch something larger than he ever imagined. It is his courage and perseverance of character that enables him to go out to sea in his weather-beaten boat each day despite the hardship and the disappointment of catching nothing. In the midst of ridicule from younger fishermen, Santiago finds courage in his friendship with a young boy, Manolin, who has fished with Santiago since he was five years old. But because of Santiago's "bad luck," Manolin's parents will not allow the boy to fish with Santiago any more. One day Santiago goes out once more, further than usual, and he catches something - something large that pulls him and his boat out to sea. His endurance in the face of apparent defeat is the stuff of legends.

The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954.

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Recommended Grade Level:
Cuba, mid-1900's
Study Guide Author:
Calvin Roso
For the Book By:
Ernest Hemingway
Study Guide Page Count:
57 pages
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  • 5
    Old Man and the Sea Study Guide

    Posted by Mark C. on 2nd Mar 2018

    This E-guide was a tremendous help to both me and my students. The study guide questions particularly not only made sure my students were comprehensively grasping the content of the story but also causing them to reflect more deeply on the nature of human beings.

  • 5
    A thorough study guide of

    Posted by Beth F. on 7th Sep 2016

    A thorough study guide of this great book. I am a math and science geek so teaching literature to my student is a bit difficult for me. This study guide covers themes, characters, setting, while making sure the student comprehended what they read. Exactly what you would expect from a Progeny Press study guide.

  • 5
    I love the E-Guide.

    Posted by Linda P. on 16th Sep 2014

    I love the E-Guide. I was able to download it onto my computer and use it immediately. I have used Progeny Press studies in the past and loved them. While not as in depth as some other studies,all the basics are covered and then some.