Essay Topic 1
Describe Shackleton's personality. What kind of leader is he? How do you think his leadership skills and personality contributed to the situations that the men found themselves in throughout the book? Do you think he is a effective or ineffective leader?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the crew of the Endurance. What are the men like? What skills or experiences do they bring to the expedition? Do you think Shackleton made good choices in the crew members? Is there anyone that you wouldn't include in the crew? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Was Shackleton's expedition a success or failure? Why? Was Shackleton himself a success or failure for the expedition? Back up your answer using examples from the book.
Essay Topic 4
Identify three characteristics of a leader. Do you think Shackleton exhibits these characteristics? Use examples from the book to show that Shackleton either does or does not exhibit the...
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