2. Is Aubrey motivated more by pride or duty?
3. Contrast the philosophies of Aubrey and Maturin? Who is right?
I personally think Maturin is right. Not only is the defeating of a single French privateer unlikely to have any significance in the war, but for a 28 gun ship to challenge a 44 is reckless. If Aubrey had failed (and he should have - he had to cheat to win), it would not only have been disastrous to his crew, but also to his career. Was Magellan (who travelled around the world, but lost the majority of his men) more important than Darwin (who stopped in the Galapagos Islands)?
1. Was Maj. Gen. Pritchard right to relieve Davenport?
2. Describe Savage's leadership philosophy and style.
3. Was Savage right in the way he handled the unit?