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Unformatted text preview: Staples is both aware of and very understanding of the feelings of the people around him. He knows when the people on the street become weary of him, as he has seen their darting eyes and the defensive posture they assume so often. He does not, however, become angered with their fearful emotions, for he understands the natural fear people have of the unsavory stereotypes he is so commonly confused with. By understanding that, Staples was able to conquer the rage one feels for being mistaken as a criminal so often, as he described in his writing. In his writing, Staples makes no angry remarks to the people who fear him, while on the street he takes special precaution to facilitate such people, going to long lengths to sooth their fears. His attitude towards others on the street is one of empathy. Even though he is unfairly portrayed as a person of unsavory motives, he rises above the normal human reaction of resentment and anger to become the epitome of empathy and tolerance....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 150 taught by Professor Mcmahon during the Spring '07 term at Creighton.
- Spring '07