Thursday, November 15, 2012

Post 3

During this section, the men had some very big obstacles to overcome.  This was the point where they were beginning to lose their will to continue the treacherous journey.  Shackelton, their leader, is starting to lose some of his ambition and I truly believe at this point they may give up.  The most difficult part to read was when Shackelton suggests that they eat the dogs.  This was heart wrenching just to read but to be these men who must have grown quite attached to them. Despite being desperately hungry, the concept of eating your pet is unfathomable.  It is at the same time understandable, but personally I would not have even thought of it to begin with.  I am excited to see what happens next!

1 comment:

  1. I too was shocked when Shackelton suggested eating the dogs. Not only were the men attached to them, but I felt like this reminded them of home. The fact that these beloved creatures would be eaten would only lower the moral of the crew to an almost breaking point.