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A number of aspects about the film Captains Courageous were quite interesting The first is the gap between the rich and the working class The second is the way the shipmates could work their way up the ladder to captain The third aspect that interested me was the very high mortality rate Apparently this was considered socially acceptable back then I was intrigued about how much camaraderie and competition existed between the boats and their crews Finally I was amazed at the father and son relationship that took place with the fishermen and the future generations of fishermen Many times the business is passed down from one generation to the next The fisherman headed for the Grand Banks to fish for cod From the reading it was necessary to move around due to the depletion of the fish population and competition from other fishermen America and the Sea Handout p 85 One major correlation between the reading and the movie is the deep-water fishermen would go into a port every few weeks Both the movie and the reading states this claimThe gap between the rich and the poor was quite prominent at this time Harveys family was rich and had money servants and many other luxuries that the rich could only afford In the movie Harvey treats people without respect and talks down to them When Manuel picks Harvey from the water Harveys first attitude is to talk down to him and order the crew to bring him home The way he talks to the others shows how he feels about the crew and the lack of understanding he has about their workFishermen handed their business down to their children It was not unheard of to have a family business passed down from many generations When Manuel was teaching Harvey to fish he spoke of how his father taught him how to fish Also when Manuel was playing the instrument and singing he told
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