Wednesday, September 26, 2012
My first reactions Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage may not have been what Professor Berg had in mind. It was difficult for me to “get into” but eventually after the first few chapters, the book picks up and becomes exciting. I was surprised how motivated the loyal crew pushed to save their devoted ship. The immense detail regarding their courage and strive was outstanding. Shackleton’s positive outlook seems to be the driving force of the men. I feel he is a very dynamic character of the book because of his love for money and success with his drive to support his wife. I greatly enjoy the facts and the knowledge that were put into the book which makes it sensational. It gives the reader a chance to feel the pain and joy of their voyage and the hardships ahead. I have a feeling these men will be pushed not only physically but also mentally and Shackleton will be the factor of question: Will he be able to keep his men composed? The inspiration of the men, the ship and their leader will be the true story of motivation.