Jesse Martin

Jesse Martin

  • Submitted By: alexxxxd
  • Date Submitted: 09/15/2008 10:30 PM
  • Category: English
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Jesse Martin’s journey was a selfish act to begin with but turned into something

heroic and brave. He left without having much training and time in preparation,

sailed through dangerous waters putting strain on his family and the people helping

him and finally he ended successfully and happy and became a brave hero.

Jesse’s selfish attitude towards the journey is shown by how quickly he left before

raising more of the money himself and the small amount of training he had. His

mother had to mortgage the house to pay for a boat that he had only been taught to

sail a minimal amount. This showed that Jesse was willing to risk his family’s

happiness and home for a trip that would only benefit him. His small amount of

experience was no worry to him, “I didn’t have the experience, but I made the

decision because I was confident I had the ability” (pg.60). Jesse had hardly more

then just his confidence to help him and that was a selfish thing to depend on for a

trip so big.

While Jesse sailed around the world his friends and family waited for his return,

although supporting him also having to wait in fear he would not make it. When

Jesse came to that dangerous night of continues knock downs his family had to wait

for news, not knowing what had happened. Jesse’s trip stressed everyone but

himself, he expected them to be happy for him to go on this risky trip with a small

amount of experience, he didn’t care how that worried them, and it was all about

him. “My decisions could affect my survival. I’d never carried such heavy

responsibility before. It made me feel alive.” (p. 160), the risk did not concern him,

just the rush he got from it. The journey was still something selfish for Jesse but at

the same time he had showed bravery by his actions in the knockdowns.

Ending the trip, Jesse shows he is brave and could be called a hero. Instead of

quitting when it got...

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