In this section, three smaller boats are built from materials; they are the Docker, the Caird, and the Wills. Each of these boats is expected to carry the men further on their journey. At this point, the team afraid. There are hardly any happy times, and they turn their focus to how long they can survive. They are put in danger by the weather conditions, and the unsafe conditions of the smaller boats. Because of these conditions, Ernie Holness falls into the water. At night, the men are unsure whether they are going to wake up in the morning. It’s freezing, the weather is terrible, and the crew needs to do whatever possible to stay alive. After a year of being on the journey, the team still pushes forward with whatever hope they can muster up. Shackleton remains optimistic for the sake of his crew. Finally, the crew makes landfall on Elephant Island. So far, this has been one of the most nail-biting sections of the book. At this point, I as the reader cannot determine the outcome of the novel.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Posted by Milo Campanella at 2:58 PM
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I agree, Milo. If you don't read the back of the book, where it says "story of survival," then at this point, you wouldn't know if the men would be able to survive or not. When I was reading it, I was comparing it to times when I was really tired or freezing. I couldn't imagine being in the men's shoes in Part 4 of Endurance.ReplyDelete