The Old Man and the Sea - Motifs

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Old Man and the Sea Motifs

  • The Lions on the beach
    Santiago dreams of the lions ar play on the beach three times in the novella. Santiago associates the lions with his youth, therefore the dream suggests the circular nature of life. The old man imagines the lions (typically fierce predators) playing- suggesting a harmony between opposing forces in life and nature.
  • Life from death

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