An example of person vs person conflict is from “Shipwreck At The Bottom Of The World”. Shackleton’s crew is made out of 28 people, he was able to lead 28 of them and survive despite being stuck for 1 year on Antarctica. How he did it was because he observed his his crews, and treated them equally like taking turns on tents even if the other crew member position is higher. When one crew member McNeish refuses to follow his orders anymore Shackleton handled the situation calmly, he didn't yell or force him to follow him.
A. Bad evaluation of circumstances and stubbornness instead of perseverance. Shackleton was ready to depart to Antarctica however; just when he was at South Georgia, local seamen warned him that he might get trapped and advised him to wait until next year. At this point he had the opportunity to make a decision and wait, but due to the compromises reached with his sponsors and the conditions in Britain getting in WWI he took a risk to go forth and as a result, underestimate the situation. This I can consider to be the main crisis.
Wiping the sweat from my brow I called a halt to the crew. Phil and I dumped our packs and found a comfy boulder to rest on. I looked back to where the last guys were coming from back down the trail. They had stopped talking a while back and marched slowly along the dirt trail. Phil produced an energy-bar he’d saved from breakfast and began to munch on it as I drained another water bottle. After the refreshing drink I laid back against the rock and stared up at the pine trees. But a moment later, hearing grumble about sore legs, I sat up, grinning, “By the map we only have another couple hours.”
In Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing recounts the tale of one of the greatest successes of the Twentieth Century. Ironically, Lansing's detailed account of the 1915 Trans-Antarctic Expedition illuminates the stark reality that Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition did not fulfill its goal. In fact, the expedition never even set foot upon the continent that they had intended to cross. The outstanding success of that motley crew of adventurers was in their ability to endure the harsh Antarctic climate. Despite having their ship crushed by an ice cap, spending the dark Antarctic winter hopelessly alone, suffering through a stormy voyage in
Endurance is a novel that explains the giant failure of a trans-Antarctic expedition. The entire operation was led by bold and brave man by the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The purpose of the expedition was to attempt to cross the Antarctic continent in the year 1914. It was an outrageous and at some points, a hopeless struggle for survival for Shackleton and his crew. He had a crew of twenty-eight strong and noble men, which were resilient and determined on this journey, of about two years. The book’s title, Endurance, is also the ship Shackleton and his crew used on the expedition. The ship was unfortunately crushed by the ice very early in the men’s journey, leaving them stranded on drifting ice, for about a year, but that was just the beginning.
Just imagine crash landing in a remote jungle, swept out to sea, or even being snowed in your car and struggling to survive. Well Robert Hewitt, some USA airman, and Peter Skyllberg were force to survive in these exact situations. A short history on each of these stories, the personal qualities they had or developed and the situations they found themselves in will be in this essay. To start Robert Hewitt was swept out to sea while diving for cray fish, when he resurfaced he realised he was way further from shore that he should have been. He was force to survive for four days while fighting sleep, thirst, loneliness and large waves until he was rescued.
I am so happy to see my family! Everyone is just like I remember them, except they are 12 years older. My mother squeezed me so tight that I thought she might break my bones. She had thought I was lost at sea forever. I told her about the sudden storm that swept our fishing boat away and our rescue by Captain Whitfield. I can only imagine what he and his whaling crew must have thought when I swam out to his boat. I’m sure it is quite unusual to come across three young teens who had been living for five months on a deserted island!
This time this trip is even longer because it took us 319 miles that made us walked for 11 days. On the 6th day, few of us heard a big clunk so we thought that something would have broke somehow. Some of us checked every single one of our wagons to see what had broke. Well right when we heard the clunk, the horse of the Cline Family had startled and stopped until the other animals stopped. So after we walked around, James Seiple found out that the tongue of the wagon had broke in half. So James Seiple started asking for help for the tongue of the Cline Family’s wagon. The rest of us came up to him to see what James Seiple wanted for us. “Help me with this tongue please, it snapped in half and I wanted some of your help.” James Seiple said. Then we all checked on our wagon to see if there is anything to fix the tongue. Then the father of the Colloni Family had grabbed an extra part for the wagon. The father of the Colloni Family came to James Seiple and tried to put it back together and the mother of the Mingo Family taped it up together and it is all fixed. Then we got back to our wagons and started walking to Fort Kearney. Later on the 8th day, a terrible hit us and the wind is gusting really hard with rain and hail. All of us got nothing to do. I got nothing to think
As Bill took his first step in the woods, he takes a deep breath soaking in the scent of oak and fresh ash. “far removed from the seats of strife”, not having a warm bed or hot meals even a full night rest. Knowing he had one abventure ahead for Bill and Kats. Both having to hike 16 miles everyday over rocks,trees, crossing ice cold rivers, and hearding the rain outside of thier tend and the roaring of the bears at night.
For an exemplary leader, what is one of the highest compliments that you could ever receive? Sir Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer who–after failing to reach the Southern Pole first–wanted to be the first to ever accomplish a trans–Antarctic expedition. On October 27th, 1915 Shackleton’s boat–the Endurance–was crushed by the pressure of the melting Antarctic ice; leaving Shackleton and his crew stranded in the Antarctic. On August 30th, 1916 after a treacherous one and a half years of living in the Antarctic and surrounding islands, Shackleton and his crew were rescued following an unimaginable story of survival. The qualities of leadership Shackleton exhibited that resulted in the survival of him and his crew were, having certain
After a night of rain, waking up in the chilly morning was very hard. Especially today, because Caleb and I slept outside for the night because it was our turn in the rotation for sleeping outside. We woke up at around 7:30, and sat down at the table for your breakfast. Today, we were having pancakes to full up for the day. Decent meal, just the rest of the food on this trip, not the best, not decent. After breakfast, a couple people from our boat went over to the Rio Dorado boat, and some people for that boat came to us. So today was different, with a change of crew, we were in for a change of tone in sailing. By the end of the day, it was a super successful day of sailing. We were simply cruising, with constant winds we were able to hit speeds
Much like any other story, Alma, from Time of the Wolves developed a person vs self conflict. Alma is the type of person who demonstrates a caring personality, and will do what needs to be done. Alma doesn't enjoy Sarah's company, nor does she enjoy the weather, nevertheless, she went to take care of Sarah. Not only did Alma have to deal with displeasure of being around Sarah, between the wolves and the weather, she also had to deal with fear. Much like Alma, Shackleton from Shipwrecked at the bottom of the world had to deal with fear. Shackleton did a very good job at hiding his fear and keeping his men in order. The entire time Shackleton stayed confident, and had the I-will-not-give-up attitude, which demonstrates his leadership skills.
Topic 3 Was Shackleton’s expedition a success or a failure? Why? Was Shackleton himself a success or failure for the expedition? Back up your answers using examples from the novel.
In what context should the Endurance expedition be analyzed? As a scientific endeavor? An entrepreneurial venture? An exercise in imperial opportunity? By what criteria should the expedition be evaluated? Given your answer to the preceding question, was it a success or a failure?