Forever Young: America's Obsession with Never Growing Old
According to Dale Archer, our culture puts a high premium on youth. Why are we so obsessed with looking young? Has it gone too far?
When and How to Pair: A major theme in The Old Man and the Sea revolves around youth and age, as the protagonist of the novel, Santiago, is an elderly fisherman who requires the help of a boy to live a normal life. After reading the scene where the boy helps Santiago to prepare for his fishing trip (pg. 28), analyze the way youth and age are portrayed in the story. Are they portrayed in the same way that American society views them according to the article — youth is good, and age is bad?