Write a 3-page paper responding to the prompt below…
In What ways are the men dependent upon the modern technology of their era?
How does that dependency change while they are on the boat?
Pay particular attention to the kind of technology the characters use in their struggle with natural world. Keep it simple! Technology defines much of our relationship with the world, and this is a common theme throughout American literature. Pick one or two types of technology the characters depend upon at the start of the story, and explain how these technologies change the men’s roles. The changes may not be the same for all characters.