Santiago
Who is wise, old, and tired
Who loves nature, flying fish, and baseball
Who feels weak, doubtful, and sometimes sad
"Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated."
Who needs the boy, stronger hands, and luck
 
Who gives advice, respect, and a story
 
"You are killing me, fish, the old man thought. But you have a right to. Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful, or a calmer or more noble thing than you, brother. Come on and kill me. I do not care who kills who."
Who fears at first nothing, then his cramped hand, and then everything
Who would like to see his wife, the boy, and DiMaggio
Who shares his wisdom, his pride, and a story

Who is a hero
"But a man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."
Who is a resident of Havannah, Cuba
Santiago, the old hero