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Unformatted text preview: The projection of self-interest springs from man's dual nature. Titus is torn between his grief for his daughter and his desire for revenge. Mason is torn between commiseration for the Aldens and political profit for himself. Clyde's near derangement is an outgrowth of his confusion as to his guilt or innocence. He believes that he did experience a last-minute change of heart, but he does not place that moment in the water; conveniently, he places it in the boat before the accident. He uses public incredulity and fear of losing Sondra as rationalizations for his crime-fleeing instinct. Whatever peace of mind he attains through this mental block, he contrarily thinks that had he been calm and civil to the hunters, they could not suspect him for "the murderer that he was." He is torn between remaining at the Harriets' with Sondra and returning to the Cranston's lodge; between waiting for news of the drowning and going on the camping trip; and between staying in the lake region and...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08