Short Essay Answer Key
1. Why does Jim not regret being left behind when the cutter of boys is launched to rescue the crew members of the stricken schooner?
Jim does not regret being left behind because he feels that he is better served having remained behind. Staying behind, Jim was able to gain more knowledge by watching the entire rescue operation unfold than he would have gained by being on the rescue cutter.
2. After completing his training, Jim goes to sea and takes part in a number of voyages, yet he is still unsatisfied. Why?
Jim is still unsatisfied after going to sea and taking part in a number of voyages because his dreams of adventure and excitement - which he thought would be realized when he finally went to sea - have gone largely unfulfilled.
3. While standing watch just before the captain and engineer begin yelling...
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