In “The Seventh Man,” the narrator felt culpable for K.’s death because he felt that he could have somehow intervened and saved his life, potentially avoiding the wave, but did not take the only chance he had. The seventh man felt responsible because he “…abandoned him there and saved only myself. It pained me all the more that K.’s parents failed to blame me and that everyone else was so careful not to say anything to me about what happened (Murakami 140).” For a considerable amount of time following the situation on the beach, the narrator mulled over the various ways he could have saved K. and determined that with the time they had the both of them could have escaped the wave’s path unharmed if he had gone one step out of his comfort zone and grabbed his friend and ran to safety. Realistically, however, a human being cannot possibly outrun a natural phenomenon such as typhoon wave given the speed at which they form and make landfall. So essentially, if the seventh man carried out his plan, it would have resulted in both of their deaths because “…it was too late.
The Good and Evil in Water In the story,“The Seventh Man” by Haruki Murakimi, water has the same effect as the the devil and angel that sits on each shoulder helping to depict what is good and what is evil. This is because there are two different perspectives of the wave described, one perspective is good and the other is bad. In “The Seventh Man,” the narrator tells the story of a boy and his best friend K. getting swept away by a giant wave and how it takes many years for the boy to recover and forgive himself. The seventh man becomes best friends with K.; they possess the kind of friendship where they consider themselves as brothers. One day, during the eye of a storm, the seventh man, K., and K.’s dog go down to the calm beach to examine
In his book, The Lakota Way, Joseph M. Marshall III describes bravery as “Facing the possibility, and sometimes the probability, of death and great bodily harm as without a doubt one of the most daunting realities any human being can confront.” Bravery was essential to the survival of the early people of the Lakota Nation. It takes bravery even today to trek through life and to be successful. There are many ways for people to be brave today. Of the twelve Lakota virtues described by Marshall, bravery was most important in the survival of his people. Bravery was essential to the survival of the early people of the Lakota Nation.
Secondly, the poem “I Can Stand Him No Longer” also incorporates and develops the thematic topic of guiltiness all along. In the poem, the man states “A heavy conscience will always make what’s hidden revealed” In this situation, the man means to say that a strong feeling, in this case, guilt, can make what 's hidden revealed to everyone. So, the author uses an Oxymoron which in this case, is “conscience” to convey to the reader that there is a deeper level of truth in this sentence. And that by saying “conscience,” the author does not mean any random feeling but instead, is trying to signal the reader that the man is referring to the specific feeling of guiltiness. This is because a person’s actions are a result of his/her emotions and consequently, the person would do anything, without giving any second thought to what he/she is about to do, and that may lead to the revealing of something hidden such as secrets and etc.
"The Seventh Man" is a reflection on the past by the story's narrator when he was only ten years old. He experienced a terrible tsunami event that took the life of his good friend, K. The narrator had the opportunity to save his friend but he failed to do so which had a traumatic effect on his life. However, should the narrator feel guilty and not forgive himself for his failure to save K? The narrator should not feel guilty for his actions on that tragic day forty years ago and he should forgive himself. K was not the only victim that day; the narrator was also a victim.
This other man takes the boy and holds him at knife point which in turn forces the man to shoot him with the revolver (66). By doing this, the man is sacrificing both a physical object: a bullet, and a basic belief: humanity. In one action, the man eliminates a supply that very well may extend the pair’s survival and he also loses a piece of himself. The piece he loses takes away some of his humanity as well as his goodness he tells the boy they carry within. If the man hadn’t chosen to follow through with this sacrifice, the boy’s life could’ve been ended.
Robert W. Krepps’s short story, “Pride of Seven” illuminates the theme,with fear comes courage. The story begins by introducing the Masai tribe of Kenya, and the dutchman that has been living with the tribe for quite sometime. The dutchman has become friends with one of the natives whom goes by the name En-gerr, who has not yet sought after his lion. In the Masai tribe in order for a boy to become a man he must kill a lion, with no gun only a spear. The dutchman happens to have found a pride of seven lions in which he has come to enjoy watching.
In life we have to make decisions that could result in someone's life ending. When people are put in these situations I think that they should not be held accountable for their actions.The decisions that they make could be affected by if they are held accountable or not. I think that people should not be held accountable for their actions in life or death situations. I think that because in the story “The seventh Man” Paragraph 22 page 136 it states “K saw me walking down the road and come outside” also “Without a word he came along with me. He had a little white dog that followed after us” K followed him down there it was not the seventh man's choice for him to go down there with him.K followed the author down to the beach.
If I were Simon, I would have replied to Karl, “ God is forgiving; he will know if you are truly apologetic, and he will decide whether to forgive you.” When given the task of finding an answer, I observed the opinion of several others. I made sure that the answer would not imply in anyway if Simon did forgive him, yet it would relieve Karl. I based my answer on religious views of forgiveness , and the philosophy behind