Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Section four of the book was very intense for me. The men have been stuck out in the freezing cold water for well over a year now and have finally just made landfall. Shackleton's men have not had much hope left in their heroic journey but now since they have struck land in Elephant Island. I thought it was really awesome they let the guy whose loosing his feet get to walk on dry land first. It really gives him something to look forward to in his terrible condition. I highly admired Worsley in this section in his ability to take charge. Sometimes being the person to take charge and do the right thing can be very difficult but never the less, I was impressed.