Shackleton Quotes

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Shackleton was the most essential part to the whole expedition. He is also often called “the Boss.” This just shows how much the men look up to him, because what the Boss says, goes. Shackleton is constantly trying to look after his men, after all, it is his goal to keep his men alive. This wasn’t his original goal of course. His first goal was to travel across Antarctica, and when that plan went South, he morphed his goal. He knew that the rough patch they had hit would be horrible, life-changing/threatening, and disastrous, so he wanted to be the leader who brought back all his men, safe and sound. This wasn’t easy, and constantly see Shackleton looking after everyone. You can see this in a lot of the quotes in the book, such as: “The Boss found ways of maintaining a routine in order to keep the crew…show more content…
That is certainly not all. He was almost always cheerful throughout the whole book, trying to keep the men in an upbeat mood. And when the whole crew was a second from falling apart, he reined them back in, pushing the stragglers to cooperate. One of the stranglers was Mcneish, a trouble-maker from the start. He knew that they were free of obligations once the ship had sunk, but what he didn’t know, is Shackleton had tweaked the rules before he had left. The new rules were: “All the members of the Crew without exception to have interchangeable duties… The Crew agreed to conduct themselves in an orderly, faithful, honest, and sober manner, and to be at all times diligent in their respective Duties, and to be obedient to the lawful commands of the said Master...whether on board, in boats, or on shore.” This put McNeish right back in his spot, and the journey resumed. Although Shackleton did say something to McNeish, but neither of them wrote in their diaries about the encounter. When they were headed from Elephant Island to South Georgia Island, Shackleton didn’t waver in his attitude. He continued to take care of his men, doing what he could to encourage
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