Question # 2: What are the interests of the old man besides the fishing?
Answer: Santiago is by birth a fisherman. Fishing is his source of income and livelihood. In addition to fishing Santiago has many other interests and hobbies.
Santiago is deeply interested in the game of Baseball. He takes keen interest in reading the newspapers in order to receive first hand information about the Baseball game. He takes interest in the league matches of this game. In fact, reading of the news of baseball in the newspapers gives him endless joy. The interest in this game is an inevitable part of his daily life.
Santiago’s interest in the game of hand wrestling is also notable. He is a great player of this game. Once in his youth he fought and won with a contest in had wrestling. He had contested a big Negro. The Negro was a recognized hand wrestler in the area. The old fisherman felt himself encouraged after the contest. No doubt it was a grand contest between Santiago and the Negro.
These are the chief interest and hobbies of Santiago in addition to his fishing.