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"Master and Commander" took in 1805, when Europe has fallen to Napoleonic Wars. The HMS Surprise is commanded by Captain Jack Aubrey. This movies also mention the ship's surgeon, Dr. Stephen Maturin, who is close friend and supporter for Aubrey. The mission of Aubrey and the Surprise is to track or destroy a French privateer, which has named Acheron. The Acheron is currently in the Pacific Ocean, where it can find supplies and pirated booty for the French emperor. Captain Aubrey realizes that this task will be very difficult because the ship of enemy is bigger ...view middle of the document...

Even though Aubrey know that, the French warship is heavier and faster because of a cutting- edge design, but he still orders the Surprise goes to the Galapagos Island, where Aubrey believes that the Acheron will be there to catch the whales. Dr. Maturin is excited because he indulges to research the strange creatures. This is a good time because Aubrey promises to him that they will stay there several days. However, when the Surprise reach to the island, Aubrey meets survivors of the whaling ship, which is destroyed by Acheron. Then, Aubrey want to go back to pursue the privateer. In this way, Maturin is injured because a crewman shoots unintentional. The surgery must be perform on the solid ground, therefore, the ship must be turn and take the doctor back to the Galapagos. Maturin performed by himself with a mirror. Aubrey creates opportunity to Maturin to explore the island. In the mountain, Maturin see the French ship. He runs back and warns to Aubrey that they need to ready for next battle. With the help of the whaling ship, the French ship takes the bait. Aubrey is informed that the captain in the French ship is death. Pullings is promoted to Captain and charged with sailing the captured ship to Valparaiso.

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