B1 Intermediate US 1304 Folder Collection
After playing the video, you can click or select the word to look it up in the dictionary.
Loading...
Report Subtitle Errors
In the summer of 1884, four English sailors were stranded at sea in a lifeboat in the south Atlantic, over 1,000 miles from land.
Dudley was the captain, Stephens, the first mate, and Brooks, a sailor.
The fourth member of the crew was the cabin boy, Richard Parker, age 17.
The crew had few provisions.
For the first three days, they ate a can of turnips.
On the fourth day, they caught a turtle which sustained them for a time.
But soon they had no food, and for eight days they ate nothing.
By now, Parker-- the cabin boy-- was lying in the corner of the boat.
He had drunk seawater and become ill.
On the 19th day, Dudley-- the captain-- suggested drawing lots to determine who would die so that the others might live.
But Brooks refused, and no lots were drawn.
The next day, Dudley decided that Parker had to be killed.
He offered a prayer, told the boy his time had come.
And killed him with a pen knife, stabbing him in the jugular vein.
For four days, the three remaining crew members fed on the body and the blood of the cabin boy.
Then help came.
On the 24th day, a ship rescued the three survivors.
Upon their return to England, they were arrested and put on trial for murder.
Dudley and Stephens confessed that they had killed and eaten Parker.
But they claimed they had done so out of necessity.
Putting aside the question of law, how do you judge the morality of what they did?
Would you say they acted immorally in killing and eating the cabin boy?
Or would you say that, all things considered, they did the right thing, sacrificing one life in order to save three?
    You must  Log in  to get the function.
Tip: Click on the article or the word in the subtitle to get translation quickly!

Loading…

Loading…

The Lifeboat Case (Lecture 1 & 2)

1304 Folder Collection
Cindy Lin published on July 15, 2020    Cindy Lin translated    adam reviewed
More Recommended Videos
  1. 1. Search word

    Select word on the caption to look it up in the dictionary!

  2. 2. Repeat single sentence

    Repeat the same sentence to enhance listening ability

  3. 3. Shortcut

    Shortcut!

  4. 4. Close caption

    Close the English caption

  5. 5. Embed

    Embed the video to your blog

  6. 6. Unfold

    Hide right panel

  1. Listening Quiz

    Listening Quiz!

  1. Click to open your notebook

  1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯,不妨使用「俚語字典」,或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔