In the poem “the wreck of Hesperus” the skipper made some Irresponsible decisions. One of those fatal choices was being too stubborn to listen to a wise old sailor’s advice about the coming storm, and staying out in the ocean instead of heading back to the port. Another horrible decision was when the skipper tied his daughter to the mast of the boat, and gave her his coat. Making bad decisions can get you killed, The over confident skipper laughed a scornful laugh at the sea which inevitably took the lives of his daughter, his crew and himself.
The stubborn skipper lost everything dear to himself because of not listening to one of his wise old crew members. “I plead thee, put it into yonder port” (Longfellow, 125). The skipper just blew him off and sailed back out to sea, where he wrecked on a rocky coast line killing himself, his daughter, and his crew.
Another bad decision the skipper made was being overconfident. He laughed a scornful laugh at the fierce hurricane. Then he just sailed out into the middle of it and got himself and everyone else killed. He should have gone back to port and docked the boat and he would not have died.
Too much pride can be a bad thing, like when the skipper said “I can weather any gale the wind does blow” (Longfellow, 125). It can make you lose make you lose everything you have. This action led the skipper to lose his daughter, his crew and his ship because of being overconfident.
Being over confident can endanger yourself and the others around you by the decisions you make. Also stubbornness can be an extremely bad thing as well because if you don’t learn from other peoples mistakes you are going to make them as well.