The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor: Who Drifted on a Life Raft for Ten Days Without Food or Water, Was Proclaimed a Nati... Themes

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Survival

No story about a man adrift on the sea with no way to propel himself other than with a few wooden oars and with no sense of where land may be would not ring true without a strong theme of survival. Luis Velasco's story is a testament to man's instinct for survival. As impossible as the odds seemed during Luis' entire ten days at sea with no food or water and with as much psychological despair as he quite naturally felt, something deep within him prodded him to soldier on and to not give up. Even at those times when he would admit to himself that certain death was inevitable, something would spark from within him to counterbalance the negativity and to take precautions and to not give up hope.

It should also be noted that Luis not only had the benefit of man's natural instinct to survive...

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