YMMV: The Old Man and the Sea

  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory - Some interpretations, especially with regards to how Santiago's hands are cut by the fishing line.
    • Also, this passage when he sees the sharks: "'Ay,' he said aloud. There is no translation for this word and perhaps it is just a noise such as a man might make, involuntarily, feeling the nail go through his hands and into the wood."
    • And the part when he carries the mast out of the boat and fall down multiple times, like Jesus with the cross.
  • Tear Jerker - The ending is on the verge of heartbreaking to some readers.
    • The other fishermen are in awe of Santiago's effort to bring such a giant fish back. The boy even cries for the suffering that the Old Man endured. They display the bony remains, but the tourists don't comprehend what they're seeing.