He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
In the first fourty days without a fish the boy’s parents had told him that the old man was now definitely and finally salao, which is the worst form of unlucky….
The Old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway
That book tells the story of an old and poor fisherman, who didn’t catch a single fish for 84 days.
One day the old man decides to go fishing alone, to catch a big fish and to show everyone in the village that he is not unlucky anymore, to have his honor back.
I will not tell you more about the book in order not to spoil it, but it is a book about courage, dignity, respect and love.
All the human condition is symbolized by that old man in his search for a living with dignity, courage and pride.
He gives courage back to people in despair and will encourage you to never give up no matter what.