Daily Prompt: Shipwrecked – Cannibalism


Read the story of Richard Parker and Tom Dudley. Is what Dudley did defensible? What would you have done?


There is always going to be plenty of hot discussion when it comes to this subject, the strong, more able people will always find a way to survive. It’s really hard to judge someone for their actions until we ourselves are in a similar situation, but the human instinct to survive is a strong one.

I’d like to think that all of possess an inner boundary that we will not cross, in the event we are faced with a gruesome position, but honestly, how can we know for sure.

In nature, animals will fight to the death and even resort to cannibalism if it is the only way they can survive. In extreme cases, humans are no different. Our survival instinct kicks in and we do what we need to do.

This topic promotes an interesting debate, with different perspectives fanning the flames. What would I have done? I really don’t know, I hope I never have to make the choice.


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  1. Pingback: Situational Ethics – To Kill Or Not To Kill | Tony's Texts

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