Assef idolized Hitler and hated Hazaras. As usual Hassan stood up for Amir; he got Assef to leave by aiming his slingshot at Assef’s eye. It was because of situations like these that Baba admired Hassan and wished that Amir was more like him. Baba in fact considered Amir to be weak and cowardly, when speaking to Rahim Khan at the end of Chapter 3 he says, “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.” It’s Amir’s desire for Baba’s approval and cowardly character which later causes him to let Assef rape Hassan. Even before Amir betrays him, Hassan makes him feel guilty simply by being such a righteous person.
SAMPLE Unit 2 Narratives Assignment Student Name Kaplan University HU300 – section number Unit 2 assignment instructions For this writing assignment, we will be exploring myths and narratives. Myths often communicate the values, lessons, or beliefs of a culture. For example, Narcissus is so self-involved that he falls in love with his own reflection in the water. This leads to his death, because he will not leave himself behind. Lot’s wife, as noted in the text, perishes, because she does not trust and obey.
Percy resorts to a rock loaded snowball to make the final blow on Dunstan, but when Dunstan gets out of the way, the pregnant Mrs. Dempster and her husband Amasa are walking by, and Mary gets hit in the head. She is forced into premature labor, and begins her decline to insanity. As a young boy, Dunstan is especially affected by the snowball incident because he is naïve and takes it upon himself to feel guilty about Mrs. Dempster’s premature labor since Percy apparently does not feel guilty about it. Dunny says that he was “alone in [his] guilt, and it tortured [him].”At one point, Dunny consciously faces the fact that the reason he is so guilty is because Percy refuses to accept responsibility: “His brazen-faced refusal to accept responsibility seemed to deepen my own guilt which had now become the guilt of concealment as well as action.” Dunny says here that he feels guilty for not telling anyone who hit Mrs. Dempster, and also because he was directly and actively involved in the incident whether he had ill intentions or not. Dunny says: “I was contrite and guilty, for I knew the snowball had been meant for me, but the Dempsters did not seem to think that.” He is reflecting on the fact that even though nobody else thought it was his fault,
Fears and guilt in Dunny rid him even when he wants to sleep he thinks that he is going to hell for his involvement. For example, “I fear to go to sleep and prayed till I sweated that God would forgive me for mountainous crime.” (22) This quote shows how Dunny feels guilty and fear because of what had happened to his permanent neighbor. Although, the guilt Dunny experiences remained forever throughout the book because later in the book, Dunny said, "I was determined that if I could not take care of Mrs. Dempster, nobody else should do it. She was mine." (180) the guilt in Dunny makes him feel responsible for Mrs. Damester and he is the one that should take care of her.
Suddenly the snow is gone. 60. Before the assault he tells Amir he will run the last kite for him and is extremely excited and after the assault he becomes quiet and only sleeps and is devastated. 61. Amir describes Hassan, as Hassan is about to be raped, as having a look that he recognized.
He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna. In fact, he is so “possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life” (Achebe 18), that he does not heed Ezeudu’s advice regarding the death of Ikemefuna. Okonkwo is afraid of looking weak, so he kills Ikemefuna himself. His deep seated fear of resembling his father is stronger than even love for his adopted son. Okonkwo’s “whole life was dominated by […] fear of failure and of weakness” (Achebe 13), and while this initially aids him in his success, it is also the precise reason for all his immoral actions.
Overwhelmed by vulnerability, “[Ethan] saw her [Zeena] preparing to go away”. In contemplation of this abandonment, he almost instinctively “was seized with an unreasoning dread of being left alone” (Wharton 70). This fear of lonesomeness filters into every aspect of Ethan's life, altering each area drastically. Furthermore, Ethan, despite his apparent hatred for his wife, relies on her companionship to function. On the oppose side of the marital spectrum, Zeena regularly professes her hypochondria to her husband.
“You told me to George,” he said miserably.’ This extract suggests that Lennie would have slid down the wall and started crying which shows his sadness and suffering because of his enormous strength and his panicking. When he kills Curley’s wife, it is caused by his obsession to stroke soft things and also because of his strength. Curley’s wife is partly to blame as she leads Lennie on: “Here feel right here.
It was the hamster-in-the-wheel of their minds, controlling their logic thinking and forcing them to act upon their emotions. Reverend Parris is a preeminent example of fear in The Crucible, for most of his actions are motivated by fear. He is frightened that Abigail and the girls mischief will become common knowledge to the public for “there is a faction that is sworn to drive me [Reverend Parris] from my pulpit.” Towards the end of the play, tension builds as Proctor nears his execution, causing Parris to realize what a weighty decision has been made, how “these people have great weight yet in the town.” He then begs for Proctor to confess to witchcraft, not for the guilt he’ll have taking a man’s life from his family, but for concern of his own safety. Despite the many good-for-nothing attempts by the court to keep the community under control, hysteria arose and spread like wild fire, all due to the fright they had that they were soon to “mount the gibbet”. Being a slave and of lower social status, Tituba was accused by Abigail in order to avoid any punishment or responsibility.
But Maya tears the note up, and decides to have nothing to do with it. This illustrates reactive aggression because here Maya reacting suddenly without thinking that is impulsively, when she receives the valentine and decides to tear up it. But it’s not surprising that she does so with so much anger and aggression considering her rape experience. Because of her rape experience, it’s only logical that she would react with this instinctive type of anger that she really cannot control. She can only understand Tommy's note in terms of her experience, which has been very traumatic; so, she reacts with as much revulsion to the note as she does to her unpleasant memories.