Understanding The Old Man and the Sea: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents
Generalist approach geared to high school students. Examines the novella’s plot, setting, character, style, and major themes. Includes reprinted articles, interviews, and charts reconstructing the cultural and political currents of the period. Covers topics such as Cuba’s geography, economics, ethnic influences, and sports. Concludes with topics for writing assignments and classroom discussion.