Daily Prompt: Shipwrecked!

January 23rd

Read the story of Richard Parker and Tom Dudley. Is what Dudley did defensible? What would you have done?

Basically… this story is about cannibalism. There’s men lost at sea and in order to survive they eat their comatose friend.

What do I think? I absolutely think what Dudley did was right. I would feel terrible for having to kill someone, and even worse for having to eat them, but if they were steps away from death and I needed to survive, I could see it happening. The will to survive is an amazing thing, when you’re in danger, that survival mode kicks in and you’ll do anything to keep yourself afloat.

What would I have done? Well… if I didn’t do what they did, I would have died. But when it comes to a situation like that, I can’t really say what I’d do because I’ve never been put in a situation like that before!


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