Colin Dickey's The Disillusionment Of A Generation

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The Disillusionment of a Generation On the open polar sea by Colin Dickey gives us a preview of how after so many years of exceptional discoveries and daring adventures it appeared as though anything was possible, and one could gain honour, respect, and in a way immortality by becoming an adventurer and exploring the unknown world, however this mentality eventually led to individuals taking massive risks with return in many cases they had negative consequences such as humiliation, shame, death, and eventually the disillusionment of an entire generation. Colin Dickey describes the north sea with a sense of magical realism as a way to convey how mysterious it must have been to those who witnessed it many years ago such as John Franklin it is

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