Check out each one of these links and
read the information they contain. Pay attention because there is a question
relating each link to The Young Man and the Sea on the
- Read James Blasingame's
interview with Rodman Philbrick, taken from the Journal of Adolescent
and Adult Literacy.
- This site references the value and
prestige associated with
bluefin tuna, as well as its effect on the tuna population.
Lobster trapping is very important to Maine's economy. This site details
the activity's history, importance, and culture.
Mudworms made Skiff's task of boat repair a little bit difficult.
Read more about these marine menaces here.
- Skiff's father struggled with
depression after the death of his wife. Learn more about depression and
its symptoms at this site.
- Watch this
animated video about the Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway's novella
to which Philbrick's title is an homage.
- This link has lots of great facts
Maine, the setting for The Young Man and the Sea.
Take the quiz, or go back to the