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Rickys Birthday by Jacqueline Wilson

This book was Jaqueline Wilsons first ever published story for children. It appeared in the controversial series of readers Nippers edited by Leila Berg and published by MacMillan in London, from 1969 onwards. Leila Berg wrote several stories for the series herself, and commissioned work from a number of other writers, some of whom later also became well-known in their own write.
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The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway) - Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

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Jacqueline Wilson

The Old Man and the Sea

Magnificent and glorious, the marlin symbolizes the ideal opponent. Santiago dreams his pleasant dream of the lions at play on the beaches of Africa three times. The first time is the night before he departs on his three-day fishing expedition, the second occurs when he sleeps on the boat for a few hours in the middle of his struggle with the marlin, and the third takes place at the very end of the book. In fact, the sober promise of the triumph and regeneration with which the novella closes is supported by the final image of the lions. Because Santiago associates the lions with his youth, the dream suggests the circular nature of life.

The old dude takes a newspaper out then and is like way too pumped about the baseball shit. Oh, and his wife is dead. And the fish just keeps dragging the boat. So, like, Santiago is still on the boat, right? And then a bird lands on the boat and the fish scares it away, except Santiago slices his hand the fuck up. Then at night, he catches a dolphin and bashes its head in because his chill is out of stock and then all you need to know is he sits on the boat and has some goofy ass dreams again.

Character List Santiago Manolin. Themes Motifs Symbols Key Facts. Despite his expertise, he has been unable to catch a fish for eighty-four days. He is humble, yet exhibits a justified pride in his abilities. His knowledge of the sea and its creatures, and of his craft, is unparalleled and helps him preserve a sense of hope regardless of circumstance. Throughout his life, Santiago has been presented with contests to test his strength and endurance.

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He only dreamed of places now and of the lions on the beach. They played like young cats in the dusk and he loved them as he loved the boy. See Important Quotations Explained. Santiago, an old fisherman, has gone eighty-four days without catching a fish. The old man does not mind.

The Old Man and the Sea is the story of an epic struggle between an old, seasoned fisherman and the greatest catch of his life. For eighty-four days, Santiago, an aged Cuban fisherman, has set out to sea and returned empty-handed. So conspicuously unlucky is he that the parents of his young, devoted apprentice and friend, Manolin, have forced the boy to leave the old man in order to fish in a more prosperous boat. Nevertheless, the boy continues to care for the old man upon his return each night. Santiago is confident that his unproductive streak will soon come to an end, and he resolves to sail out farther than usual the following day. He prepares his lines and drops them. At noon, a big fish, which he knows is a marlin, takes the bait that Santiago has placed one hundred fathoms deep in the waters.


  1. Lucas R. says:

    For 84 days, the old fisherman Santiago has caught nothing.

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