“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.“
– Nelson Mandela
Born into an affluent family in Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela took on the struggle to fight against apartheid. He fought for equality of all human beings, regardless of the colour of the skin. He spent a lot of time in jail, but he did not give up his fight, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. Though he was the president of South Africa, the entire world mourned his death, because he bravely raised his voice against inequality.
Relating the quote to the story
A courageous and brave person is not one who does not get scared, but one who looks beyond his own self and still acts bravely. Captain Joe and Fergus both know that it is dangerous to go close to the rocks and rescue the crew. They could all get hurt, yet they brave the weather and rescue the crew.