The Long Way Topics for Discussion

Bernard Moitessier
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Discuss Bernard's motivations for going on a solo trip around the world on his yacht Joshua. How do his motivations change through the long trip?

Bernard wants to communicate with the outside world, but actually does so only a few times. Why is this? Is this motivated by danger in such contacts, or are there other reasons for this?

Discuss how Bernard stays healthy and sane while being isolated on a ship going around the world for 10 months. In what way do his diet and exercise help him to accomplish this? How does he maintain a good mental state during this long period of time? Is he successful in maintaining a good mental state?

Discuss how Bernard develops a strong dislike for civilization, ending up calling it "the Monster." Is this attitude in him all along or does it develop over his long voyage...

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