English 9, Per 1
January 15, 2013
The Human Condition
The human condition is based on attitudes, but not reactions. The human condition regrets the actions our emotions cause us to do. The human condition is an expedition where it encounters good and bad. The good of helping others or our surroundings in general. The bad of turning our mixed emotions into something more hurtful where we want the people whom have hurt us to experience the pain and feel no sorrow for them, for they didn’t feel any sort of compassion. When those we cared for hurt us or we hurt them back because of what our emotions felt.
Not everyone is the same; some people are just obsessed with getting back at those whom have hurt them or just want them for themselves or just feel they’ve been betrayed in some way. In the story “Lamb to the Slaughter” the wife is obsessed with her husband and just wants him for her and no one else. Her husband confessed to her and somehow she felt betrayed and she killed her husband. She couldn’t believe what she did and thought he would wake later on, but knowing he wasn’t going to. Our emotions can cause us to do some regrettable things that we later ask ourselves “why did I do that?” Our attitude towards a situation is completely different from how we react to it. We always somehow don’t know how to react to a situation and our emotions take over and cause us to do something regrettable that defines our attitude towards the situation.
Some people do think what their actions will do to others or those who have hurt them. Sometimes those who had nothing to with the situation end up being the ones getting hurt and not those who caused the pain and trouble. In the story “Medea” Medea had killed her own children for no reason just because they reminded her of Jason. Jason was the one who betrayed her not her children. She basically took out her rage out on the children by