Post Captain - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Maturin overhears constant murmuring among the crew and eventually realizes that a mutiny is afoot. He executes his duty by reporting the mutinous plan to Aubrey, without disclosing names—the exchange is professional and very cool. Aubrey summons the various officers, excepting Parker, one by one and asks pointed and candid questions. He then reviews the ship's position—they are nominally two days from the French port. Aubrey musters the men and delivers a rousing talk, stating bluntly he knows of mutinous feelings but intends to entirely dismiss them—the ship will run to the port this very night and attack. Men are expected to attend their stations. He culls out the presumed leaders of the mutiny and by a device isolates them. The crew is roused to a high state of passion and expectantly waits for the attack. The...

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