S Journey In Endurance: Ernest Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Satisfactory Essays
Shanice Mejia
English 59
April 15, 2014


Alfred Lansing's Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage tells the non-fictional journey of thirty men lead by Ernest Shackleton, who was persistent on completing a voyage across Antarctica in the year 1914. The man was obsessed with the idea of fame and wealth by completing this mission that was thought by most to be sheer foolishness. However, Shackleton hand picked his men as the best for his voyage. Using a few of the “Habits of Mind” by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, I can compare and contrast Ernest Shackleton's journey to my own journey in life.
“He promised to write a book later about the trip. He said the rights to the motion pictures and still photographs that would be taken, and he agreed to give a long lecture series on his return. In all these arrangements, there was one basic assumption –that Shackleton would survive”(Lansing, 15). In Endurance, Shackleton was persistent in the way he always stayed positive and was confident in their journey's success. Never once did he sought to give up. Right now I am ...
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