I think that under the circumstances, Dudley’s actions were defensible. What I would have done in the same circumstances, I cannot say. I would like to say that I would perish first rather than kill a person, but I have never been shipwrecked or faced any similar incidences. Starvation and dehydration could alter one’s thinking. Dudley’s circumstances were indeed dire. I’m just not sure how I would react under the same circumstances.