Thursday, December 6, 2012

Post 4

Section 4 is astonishing because it is a miracle they are still alive. Over a year of eating whale blubber, sleeping in the wet cold and no showers the men are still together. This chapter clearly defines the intense struggles the men have endured. Some of the men are seas sick, other have physical injuries, they are all sleep deprived and can not even go to the bathroom normally anymore. It is the everyday pleasures that I have realized humans take for granted, It is thought these struggles that I have placed so much emotion into these men. So at the end of the chapter when the men finally see Elephant Island, their reactions are suppressed. The mean are drained and know better than to react. Despite the low motivation at this point, motivation is still alive. And for that, I hope they all make it through alive and well.


  1. I definitely agree with you that as humans we take for granted everyday pleasures and don't even think twice about it. Just reading this story made me stop to think and really appreciate the life we live.

  2. I also agree with your statement that simple things like sleeping, eating, bathing, and etc. are everyday things taken for granted. I cannot imagine enduring what these men went through and to still see that they had the motivation to continue on was very inspiring. I feel as though at this point I would've shut down and given up if I were in there shoes.