That’s just it, he didn’t eat it! He saved it, for whatever. And yes, I understand people were hungry. But I also know that I don’t think I could live with myself if my dying sister was begging for some bread that I had stashed away and say “No, you’re going to die anyway...”
I’ve not been in that situation, and I pray I never am. I don’t judge him for the bread alone, it seemed to be an overall selfishness in him. To know his wife is sleeping a few bunks away from his mistress and he risks going into the bunk... and he doesn’t comfort or visit his wife but his mistress instead? With her just feet away?? As I said, it just rubbed me wrong as to his character in general.
Also, when you are starving to death, not just hungry but starving, your brain doesn't function correctly any longer. Saving bread without eating it makes no sense, from that action alone one might conclude that the man in question was no longer functioning on all 8 cylinders so to speak, ditto his girlfriend and his wife.