Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Post 4

By section 4 it is an absolute miracle that the men have survived thus far with all the hardships that they have endured.  Their environment is wet and cold, overall miserable conditions.  The construction of the three boats gives the men hope and new motivation to continue.  The most dramatic point in this section is when some one goes missing, which was thankfully quickly resolved.  Aside from this, the men are all suffering from various injuries and ailments that come with such a treacherous voyage.  A subdued sigh of relief is felt by the men when they finally reach land, Elephant Island.  After so many moments of hope that lead to disappointment the delayed feeling of relief.