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Sometimes without thinking you judge peoples actions We question why individuals act the way they do and why they come to certain decisions When youre not in their position its near impossible to make an assumption of whats right from wrong or in that matter see whats black from white In the Heart of the Sea the sailors are forced to make some difficult judgments and life changing verdicts that when in that moment seem so savaging however when in reality they just were hanging on to any hope of seeing another day In the Heart of the Sea begins with diverse group of men brought together to hunt for sperm whales and use their blubber to produce oil Inevitably leaving the woman to defend for themselves and their children while the men set off to the open sea Nathaniel Philbrick compares the men with the whales when he say The sperm whales network of female-based family units resembled to a remarkable extent the community the whalemen had left back home on Nantucket In both societies the males were itinerants In their dedication to killing sperm whales the Nantucketers had developed a system of social relationships that mimicked those of their prey71 This exert hints to the happening later on in the book that makes the events somewhat ironic But in the beginning the voyage starts off rocky when diverse group come together The main men were from Nantucket giving you the idea that they were somewhat set in their ways and refused to allow someone of not their kind in the mix However they could not do it alone They would need help from what was know Cape Codders and also African Americans which they thought of us as lower class compared to themselves To the men where you were from determined how you were ranked on the ship and also your value to the crew The Nantuckters thought nothing more of
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