Randall's attitude

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Randall's attitude

Post by Michgal 32 » 12 Apr 2019, 01:14

What do you think of Randall's attitude? I find his attitude very annoying especially how he reacts when Heather and Charles go hunting. As the leader he ought to have an encouraging attitude.

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Post by shaz1994 » 12 Apr 2019, 03:32

He lacks the ability to conduct proper teamwork. Even in distress and away from their daily routine he fails to realize that his bosy attitude annoys everyone. They need to be strong together but Randall wants to feel like the only one in control.

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Post by Lady-of-Literature » 12 Apr 2019, 16:57

Randall was my least favorite for numerous reasons. One of many was his hypocrisy toward William's spirituality, claiming it fake, but gets defensive when William defends himself and questions Randall's faith. On top of that is his annoying behavior, he wants to be in charge and looked at as the leader but he doesn't know how to lead. He knows how to bark orders at people, but he lacks the compassion to connect with others. He's a man who values respect so long it's given to him.

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Post by Eclecticmama » 13 Apr 2019, 11:23

The way Randall was written, I would not be surprised if he was based on a real character in Charlie Sheldon's life, lol. Even in times of crisis, where everyone needs to work together, Randall could not get over himself.
I think one of the reasons he could not believe William's story was if he did, then it would make him question his own faith, which certainly would not help him, being in that kind of situation.

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Post by Nicole_Boyd » 13 Apr 2019, 15:00

I wanted to slap Randall. He got on my nerves. I think the author was trying to convey how stressful situations effect different people. Our true colors are shown when we are put in those kind of situations.

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Post by Delaney35 » 13 Apr 2019, 16:51

Nicole_Boyd wrote:
13 Apr 2019, 15:00
I wanted to slap Randall. He got on my nerves. I think the author was trying to convey how stressful situations effect different people. Our true colors are shown when we are put in those kind of situations.
I agree! Stress brings out the deeper parts of people. Also Randall deserved a good slap.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 13 Apr 2019, 21:32

Randall is the villain in the story. I am curious why Sheldon had to show him as a Bible-reader. He obviously didn't have enough faith.

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Post by Michgal 32 » 14 Apr 2019, 09:11

Miriam Molina wrote:
13 Apr 2019, 21:32
Randall is the villain in the story. I am curious why Sheldon had to show him as a Bible-reader. He obviously didn't have enough faith.
He had very little faith indeed. As the leader of the crew, he ought to have believed in his people's abilities.

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Post by Michgal 32 » 14 Apr 2019, 09:14

Eclecticmama wrote:
13 Apr 2019, 11:23
The way Randall was written, I would not be surprised if he was based on a real character in Charlie Sheldon's life, lol. Even in times of crisis, where everyone needs to work together, Randall could not get over himself.
I think one of the reasons he could not believe William's story was if he did, then it would make him question his own faith, which certainly would not help him, being in that kind of situation.
The guy was so self centered and annoying.

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Post by unamilagra » 19 Apr 2019, 14:34

I feel like there is always a "Randall" in every group. That person who can't handle pressure or accept ideas that aren't his own. It's unfortunate that he was promoted to a leadership position with his attitude. However, I feel like the author did a great job of making him a realistic character. Not really a "bad guy" as far as fiction goes, but just one of those bad guys you come across in real life.

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Post by Ekta Kumari » 19 Apr 2019, 15:40

The character of Randall just lacked the ability to encourage and provide support to his team. He also displayed the attitude of rejecting and insulting others' sentiments and shaming them for it. He really is an irritating character in this book.
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Post by Kibetious » 22 Apr 2019, 02:50

Leaders seem to also possess different powers and from different sources and may include reputation or positional power. It seemed Randall possessed positional power which may comes as a result of one being in a certain position. It leads one to always want to assert authority.
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Post by Kaylee123 » 22 Apr 2019, 15:16

Randall was probably my least favorite character. He was so annoying and had a terrible attitude most of the time. I don't understand why he felt the need to tell Heather it was a waste of time to try to hunt a seal. People were starving! He yelled at people constantly and called them stupid. His negativity confused me a little because he also talked a lot about miracles happening and the fact that prayer works. You would think his faith would have kept him a little bit more positive.

As the first mate, he should have tried to be a more positive leader. Thank goodness they had William and Anne there when they were stranded. And Heather too, of course, and not just because she got a seal. She was spunky.

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Post by Cotwani » 22 Apr 2019, 17:14

He was the one in charge, according to the sailing protocol. Remember Anne saying she would be boss if Randall went with William to look for help. It follows that if he wasn't firm, not everyone would pitch in their share of work. However, he didn't need to be so bossy, or to drive them so hard. He is a micromanager.
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Post by Kibetious » 23 Apr 2019, 03:43

Kaylee123 wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 15:16
Randall was probably my least favorite character. He was so annoying and had a terrible attitude most of the time. I don't understand why he felt the need to tell Heather it was a waste of time to try to hunt a seal. People were starving! He yelled at people constantly and called them stupid. His negativity confused me a little because he also talked a lot about miracles happening and the fact that prayer works. You would think his faith would have kept him a little bit more positive.

As the first mate, he should have tried to be a more positive leader. Thank goodness they had William and Anne there when they were stranded. And Heather too, of course, and not just because she got a seal. She was spunky.
:D :D :D :D I had not thought much about his faith. It seems he had lost it when he telling Heather that there was no need to hunt yet people were starving. Sometimes lessons come in ways that no one anticipated and I guess he learned his when the seal was caught.
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