A Depth that’s Hard to Fathom: The Old Man and the Sea as a Story about the Craft of Writing

[*Spoiler Alert: If you have not read The Old Man and the Sea, and do not wish to know the ending, stop reading now.]

The Old Man and the Sea is a deceptively simple story about an old fisherman named Santiago, who has had a long string of bad luck. That is until he catches the largest fish he has ever seen…