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Unformatted text preview: eyes…”(51). 1b. ACTING UPON IMPULSE RESULTS IN VIOLENCE “ I staggered out into the open and up toward the hall with my burden, groaning out, ‘Mercy! Peace!’…Drunken men rushed me with battle-axes” (51-52). 2. OVEREMOTION RESULTS IN IMPULSIVELY BECOMING VIOLENT“I was filled with sorrow and tenderness I could hardly have found it in my heart to snatch a pig! Thus I fled, ridiculous hairy creature torn apart by poetry – crawling, whimpering, streaming tears, across the world like a two-headed beast, like a mixed-up lamb and kid at the tail of a baffled indifferent ewe – and I gnashed my teeth and clutched my sides of my head as if to heal the split, but I couldn’t” (44). 3. EMOTION TO MISCALCULATED ACTION TO VIOLENCE “My scowl of rage nearly finished him. He hooted, gasped, sobbed, began to choke with laughter. I forgot myself completely. I snatched up an emerald the size of a fist and pulled it back to throw it at him”(60)....
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- Spring '08
- Grendel, baffled indifferent ewe, ridiculous hairy creature