Pros And Cons Of Magellan

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Learning to stand up for someone it a good thing to do in life, but not if they where worth your time and energy like Ferdinand Magellan. Magellan was the son of Portuguese nobility and a student of astronomy. For 7 years Ferdinand ventured out to his native lands of Portugal for several spices with his ship crew of roughly 200 people. Magellan's plan was simple, he planned to sail west across the Atlantic Ocean, then there would be a strait that would lead him to Asia. As several people know, nothing goes as planned. So if something were to go wrong during this 7 year journey, Is Magellan worth protecting or saving? I believe that Magellan was not worth defending for several reasons. He was cruel, Selfish and dangerous to the crew, and Abandoned…show more content…
In Document D it states that Magellan and his crew came out of the strait on November 28th and did not take in provisions for three months and twenty days after that. This was due to the amount of time it took to get to the Pacific Ocean, all the crew had 3 times a day was hardtack, and some yellow bad smelling water. This lead several of the crew members mouths to become swollen that they were in agony when it came to eating. Also because of the sicknesses the crew got, it lead to a pretty big amount of them dying. This Document Clearly shows how Magellan was selfish for not going to land for food, which was an option. It also shows how he treated his crew by letting them suffer with no food. I can not even imagine only having 3 crackers a day for almost 4 months! If you do not think this is cruel than, I would not even be able to stand your…show more content…
Ferdinand original mission was to travel to Asia for spices, well things turned out a lot differently than planned. In Document E it states that Magellan stops at the Philippians and decided that God had more for him. When stopped in the Philippians he converted over 2,000 people to Christianity, this is not what the crew had signed up for. For those who did not convert to Christianity he threatened to burn down their villages, which ended up happening. Magellan set a village on fire, and it was the village that Lapu Lapu the chief lived in. After Magellan realized what he did he knew he was in trouble and then they began fighting. With only around ten men defending Ferdinand, the rest of the crew stayed on the ship while they were at battle. This Final document shows how several of Magellan's crew members did not really care for him, as most of the crew stayed on the ship while he was in trouble. After one hour the battle ended with Magellan with a sword in his face, and his very few supporters dead. Although Magellan did find his way to get to the Pacific Ocean easier by discovering a strait. He was definitely not loyal to anybody but himself. The reasoning for me not willing to help Magellan when in trouble is because he honestly did not deserve anything he did or accomplished. If I was Ferdinand Magellan I would defiantly regret the past, and what the crew had to put up with
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