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.