Tuesday, November 20, 2012

post 5

Shackleton has finally succeeded and they are all on the land. Even though the physical conditions seemed unbearable they all got to land safe and sound with lots of joy still left inside of them. I know I say this for every chapter, but honestly I don't know how they survived this journey. I try to think about being in their positions and I just can't seem to wrap my mind around it. These men were truly an inspiration; I think anyone who reads this book will agree with me. The fact that  these men have been through rough times and are willing to still continue, show a great deal of strength, not only physically but mentally as well. I would assume that they are drained from this, but from reading this it seems like they are still motivated to continue on. Shackleton has not let these men down yet, and I don't believe he ever will; He is truly an amazing, motivated leader! I am very glad I got a chance to read this story, it was definitely worth it!!!!


  1. I can't even begin to try to put myself in these men's shoes. The most difficult part of this chapter I think were the ups and downs. It seemed that every bit of hope they had was dashed by another obstacle shortly afterward. Also, I can't imagine being the men left on Elephant Island when Shackleton's crew left. I would have felt so hopeless. It would've been like losing the Endurance all over again.