One returns the other one does not. One was taken by a wave. The seventh man, which is the other kid felt guilty for not saving k 's life. He experienced survivor guilt. Fear can make us do things we 'd never thought we 'd do.
Forgiveness is the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven. In the short story “The Seventh Man”, the protagonist of the story, the Seventh Man, has trouble forgiving himself for letting his friend K. in the hands of a towering wave. Throughout this story, although a long and treacherous journey, the Seventh Man learns to forgive himself. This is up for debate because at times, he can be viewed as responsible for the death of K. I believe that the Seventh Man should forgive himself for his failure to save K. I believe that the Seventh Man should forgive himself because if he tried to save K, he would risk killing himself as a result. As written in the short story “The Moral Logic Of Survivor 's Guilt”, they mention that the feeling of “guilt begins an endless loop of counterfactual- thoughts that you could have or should have
My thoughts and reasoning are supported by “The Moral Logic of Survival Guilt” by Nancy Sherman. For example, Nancy Sherman says “To have good luck is to deprive another of it.”(page155). The Seventh Man is lucky that he survived himself he barely stayed alive himself, how could he have saved K. Additionally in her story “The Moral Logic of Survival Guilt”, Nancy Sherman writes “standing here rather than there can your life but cost a buddy his”(page 153). This shows that the Seventh Man saved himself but he could not save K. Other people might disagree with me and say he should not forgive himself. For example, some people can say that the Seventh Man knew there was a wave coming and he did not warn K. However Haruki Murakami states that in fact the Seventh Man warned K but K did not react fast
As it has been shown, Jim is foolhardy because he ran out from under the bridge, goes off of the ship with the pirates, and runs out of the stockade. Although Jim’s actions were extremely foolhardy, they worked out in the end because of luck. Jim’s actions demonstrate that he is a foolhardy person because, in times of peril, he doesn’t take the time to think and makes bad decisions, putting himself and often others in danger. In conclusion, Jim is a foolhardy person
Many parallels exist between Santiago and the classic heroes of the ancient world. In addition to exhibiting terrific strength, bravery, and moral certainty, those heroes usually possess a tragic flaw—a quality that, though admirable, leads to their eventual downfall. If pride is Santiago’s fatal flaw, he is keenly aware of it. After sharks have destroyed the marlin, the old man apologizes again and again to his worthy opponent. He has ruined them both, he concedes, by sailing beyond the usual boundaries of fishermen.
Hamlet had no other thoughts in this matter, he chose to act as a crazy mad person and lose his honor and certainty from those who were around him to gain his dad’s name back and so the Old Hamlet kind would rest in peace. Hamlet know he will go through not an easy bath, which by that lead him to hastition in his decision, he still toke on the role of a mad person but not sure what to do, even though he know who did it, Hamlet was not certain that losing his honor which lead to losing the trust of many who were around, including his lover Ophelia. Hamlet goes back and forth, how about my honor, and my mom’s honor that has been lost from the time she thought of marrying, her husband’s brother. The action which have token at this point was i am going to bring her honor so that I could be able to start the revange. The struggle that hamlet went through is all because he knew and understand the meaning of an honorable king and hero been betrayed and killed by the person who spend the life with.
The narrator was able to make it out alive, but K. did not. The narrator was traumatized ever since that day, and he still felt that way after 40 years. The narrator definitely feels guilty, but should he forgive himself for not saving K.? He should forgive himself because K. was too late to realize that the wave was coming. One reason the narrator should forgive himself is because he wasn’t in control
“I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world.” Amir sees the blue kite as a way to win over his father’s love and respect and is therefore concerned with his own interest only, finding it more important than the price Hassan has to pay. Moreover, he is not able to act the way he would have wanted to act later on (cowardice), and he would regret this moment for a long period of his life, because in the end, the physical pain of Hassan hurts Amir psychologically and makes him the other
This led him to wish that his brother was different, and when seeing the opportunity he decided to help his brother walk. Although this may seem as if it was a compassionate and helpful act, the narrator did all of these things not for the well-being of his brother, but instead for himself. In the text, it describes, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.”(Hurst 389). This quote reveals the narrator’s true feelings and the selfishness that hid behind his righteous deeds. Also, the narrator selfishly became mad after not achieving his goal he had set with his brother.
He wondered what was wrong with Bartleby and tried many ways to help, but he never accepted the Layer’s requests. On the contrary, in Crane's story the ending is positive and is marred with optimism. The society was confined in a rigid way of thought, but this was changed when Jack Potter went against community norms and came back home with a bride. The ending of any story is essential in that it serves as a fulfillment for the audience, but the setting is also