The value of William?

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Re: The value of William?

Post by Kibetious » 22 Apr 2019, 02:42

I am also wondering if his knowledge of the area helped the crew as well. It is a different thing to land in a completely new environment. Personally, it would be better if there is at least one person who has some knowledge of the place. Hence, I guess William was valuable in this. Their attempt to go and search for help was informed by his knowledge of the place.
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Post by Popcorn1 » 24 Apr 2019, 04:08

William's presence grounded the group. His decision to be the one to go and call for help is his greatest contribution that benefited the group.

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Post by Kibetious » 26 Apr 2019, 04:15

Eventually, it is William's story that kept the marooned crew alive. I am in great support of his part in story-telling largely and also in going to search for help. It seems that their survival on the island also largely depended on William's exprience from the moment they landed there.
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Post by Radiant3 » 29 Apr 2019, 09:12

William was their rock during a time of crisis. He kept them motivated and provided strength. I think without him they would have fallen apart more quickly.

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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 29 Apr 2019, 09:21

Radiant3 wrote:
29 Apr 2019, 09:12
William was their rock during a time of crisis. He kept them motivated and provided strength. I think without him they would have fallen apart more quickly.
I agree :tiphat: :techie-reference:

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Post by DC Brown » 08 May 2019, 11:30

Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
01 Apr 2019, 05:59
The crew of the second lifeboat land on a coast of the Charlottes. Their situation although improved would still be considered dire. What was the major contribution William made to the camp? (From storytelling and scouting for wood, to risking his life to call for help)
William played a pivotal role in the survival of the group. Two of the most important things he did was to keep the group calm with the storytelling and by going for help himself. Both of these actions gave them hope, the most important thing for survival

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Post by magnoparisi » 09 May 2019, 08:46

He was a good "cheerleader". Words of encouragement is important when someone is going through a rough time. Good or sound decision-making is also necessary for living life productively and efficiently. That's why i consider him indispensable.

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Post by VernaVi » 29 May 2019, 06:26

William maintained his authority over the group and kept them from panicking. He made sure they didn't lose hope and he added entertainment through the stories he told. The stories added great depth to the book, and sparked debate between characters, much like it would in real life. I appreciated the nuances of William's character.

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