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1. Consider just some of the literary and biblical characters with whom Santiago is identified. In what ways is he the same and in what ways different?

2. Three times during the novella's conclusion, Manolin expresses his faith in Santiago and all he represents. What do each of these three affirmations represent? Considering that Santiago eventually must die, what role(s) will Manolin assume after Santiago's death and how will Santiago's memory continue to impact Manolin's behavior?

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As the novel opens, Santiago has not caught a fish for how many days?

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In Oliver Twist, Dodger refers to Oliver as flash companion. Can't find a definition of this anywhere. What does it mean?

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