The inaction and sloppiness of the US government and its military at the time is what caused the USS Indianapolis to fail and for the nearly 900 men to die at sea. If the ship would have been properly repaired and stocked, along with the men on the ship being properly trained for sea life, all those innocent, brave lives would not have died. The ship sank and failed due to the military 's haste upon needing new recruits and the how utterly unprepared the ship was
The 9 barrels that were found empty, could have leaked. Those 9 were more flammable than the rest of the barrel. When they found out that those barrels were leaking, Briggs thought it was too dangerous to stay on board, so he ordered the crew to go into the lifeboats. The plan was to wait behind the Mary Celeste, the boat connected to the Mary Celeste with ropes, but the ropes snapped and the crew went into the open sea. Eventually, the cargo of the ship didn’t explode and the Mary Celeste remained intact.
Another major reason interviews were a crucial part of the book was because they consisted of survivors expressing appreciation for those who perished on the ship during the storm. It is made clear the dangers every man on that ship risked. By going on the fishing voyage, they were subjecting themselves to however long in complete isolation with only each other and the
The first example of why being skillful is so important in cases of resilience in Unbroken can be noticed when once the plane crashes into the ocean, Louie immediately puts his wits into action. Highlighted in the text: "Louie knew he had to get Phil 's bleeding stopped, but if he went to him, the raft would be lost and all of them would perish. He swam for the raft" (Hillenbrand 3). Louie backtracked and thought about the situations that could be thrown at him for each movement he made. He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut.
First of all, he didn’t supply some things like binoculars for the lookouts that could have saw the iceberg before it was in view with just your eyes and sent a message to the captain to turn and miss the iceberg. The Titanic was just for show and he wanted it to be fancy and was assured that it wouldn’t sink so he took of half of the lifeboats. Also, the stacks were just for show and one of them didn’t even work. Thomas had to get the Titanic out
Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers didn’t escape Alcatraz because of the San Francisco Bay which was a very dangerous. In the article Escape from Alcatraz it states “Hypothermia would have set in right away, and the powerful current would have easily dragged them to their deaths. This shows that they would have an easy chance of dying because of the strong currents and their boat was only made out of raincoats. They could
In the beginning of the book, Moose and his friend have a secret meeting tunnel in a large vent shaft. Here they are free to speak their mind without anyone listening in on them. This setting allows the reader to understand what the main characters are really thinking so you can get to know the character personally. The secret meeting tunnel is where Moose can tell his trusted friends that Capone is sending him notes. If an adult was to hear this and report it to the warden, Moose’s dad can be fired from his position as an officer on Alcatraz.
Everybody who listened to Don Quixote give his speech about knighthood could not think to call him insane. “In this manner, and with these rational arguments, Don Quixote continued his discourse, and no one listening to him at that moment could think of him as a madman” The insane Don Quixote usually uses violent actions to solve problems as everyone can tell from the novel. It is when Don Quixote and Sancho are at the inn again that Don suprizes his readers again. Some of the guests staying at the inn try to leave without paying and unlike his usual-self, Don Quixote calmly talks to these guests and they “had made peace with the innkeeper, for the persuasion and good arguments of Don Quixote rather than his threats had convinced them to pay all that the innkeeper
Whoever drove the ship couldn’t have been paying attention. The people didn’t even consider slowing down due to the hard hit the Titanic took. There are a million reasons the Titanic was a disaster. The ship was going too fast because when it hit the iceberg, it came to a complete stop. There were not too many lifeboats.
Books in our society (Fahrenheit 451) are illegal to own because they corrupt ones mind with fake and damaging knowledge. Montag was found with over twenty books in his house which means that he does no think like a normal person. A person who does not think like our society is considered dangerous to themselves and the ones around them, this is why I am prosecuting Guy Montag. Before Captain Beatty was murdered out of cold blood, he was the head fireman at his fire station. He was an honored, intelligent man that had done nothing wrong.
Dr. Waldo who tries to save us soldiers has been doing well, but harsh on us soldiers because we are the ones fighting with all the injuries ( Waldo, Doc. C pg. 151). Knowing surgeons will be there will help me be more safe with all the diseases and injuries I get in the