Sharks are all sharks

Rockefeller Park (All The Symbolism That People Say) ©MAIERMOUL
Rockefeller Park (All The Symbolism That People Say) ©MAIERMOUL

The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man.

The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The sharks are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit.

– Ernest Hemingway, to Bernard Berenson on the meaning of “The Old Man and The Sea”