There's Something I Want You To Do Analysis

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Charles Baxter’s book “There’s Something I Want You to Do” is composed of ten chapter, each focussing on one of the seven deadly sins and their vices. The chapter that stood out the most to me (and what this essay will focus on) was the first chapter, titled Bravery. Besides the fact it’s main character is a doctor which is what I’m going to school for, the emotions described in this chapter were very genuine. But, before getting into the specific contents of the chapter, the idea behind the seven deadly sins must first be understood. The idea of “deadly sins” were derived from the Bible, most of them created by Pope Gregory the Great. Different theologians have varied on the degree of severity of each, but the sins themselves remain the…show more content…
In the first couple pages, it describes Susan (the main female character), and her ability to spot the “sweet guys”. Although her friends poked fun, she always preferred to avoid issues, because “”a troublemaker will give you trouble””(Baxter, 2). Right from the start, Susan displays humility, displayed in her unchanging opinion on men. As described in the definition of humility, it is not the lack of self confidence; it is knowing your own facets and beliefs, and applying them as…show more content…
He stumbles upon a crime scene, involving two males and a female victim. In his anger, Elijah describes attacking the men, a release of anger he had been waiting for since leaving the house. Susan responds to her husbands story, with the simple quote “”So you were brave.” (Baxter, 23). He responds that yes, he was, but anyone else in his situation would have done the same thing. Susan replies to this statement of humility, with the subtly complimentary remark “”No…I don’t think so.”” (Baxter,
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