Thursday, September 20, 2012

Endurance Post 1

I thought chapter one was very intense by the way Alfred Lansing used detail when talking about the ship. What I found most interesting was that Lansing personified the ship as an actual human, and throughout this whole chapter, he mainly focused on the ship. He talked about the ship’s emotions and how the “ice was trying to break her in half”. Lansing also describes the ship from when it first hit the ice all the way to it sinking. What I'm really looking forward to is finding out what happens to the men as they continue on with their voyage!


  1. I was wondering if maybe Lansing described the ship the way he did because of the unconscious (and metaphorical) motivation of the ship. The shit just kept surviving each and every attack. Even when the ship was abandoned because of the imminent sinking, the Endurance survived long after the men had evacuated the ship. Even after breaking, the ship held on. Just a thought; I didn't think of this until I saw your post.