Question # 29: The Old Man and the Sea – BA English Notes – What were the feelings of old man about the boy?
Answer: The old man had the feelings of great affection for boy, as he generally looked at him with his unburned loving eyes. When the boy was called back by his parents and attached to work on another boat, considering the old man most unlucky, the old man said to boy:
‘If you were my boy, I’d take you out and gamble, but you are your father’s and your mother’s and you are in lucky boat.’
The above statement shows the old man’s parental affection for the boy in spite of having affective influence over the boy; (data copied from vusolutions.com) he does not allow him to work on his boat against his parents’ desire. He is also sincere with the boy and does not employ him for selfish ends.
The old man strongly remembers and desires the boy’s company in his fishing adventure when he is in great trouble. He remembers his again and again as he was remembering his own son.
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