Joe Hill's Anger

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In the deep caverns of the human brain a pitch black corner is found to harbor the overwhelming feeling of anger. As human beings we are capable of feeling a wide range of emotions, some of which are fleeting and of no effect on our actions and others are relatively stronger, strong enough to escape the confinements of the mind and cause disturbances. Anger is one of those stronger feelings. Anger is capable of clouding one’s judgment, demolishing one’s values, affecting one’s physical and mental health and one’s environment and surrounding people. Furthermore, like any other emotion, anger takes many forms and is triggered by a variety of different reasons. For example; being treated unfairly, experiencing abuse, suffering for a certain…show more content…
The author; Joe Hill managed to humanize his protagonist and paint a picture to the reader of what anger is capable of. How the character’s environment and society drove him over the edge due to their misjudgment and prejudice that made him feel helpless and emotionally abused. All of which lead to his anger taking control and clouding all sense of reason he once had, turning him into a revenge seeking devil: “The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” (New King James Version, Rev.…show more content…
“The book made the argument that the devil and God were working on the same side, that the idea they were adversaries missed that they each have their own function. We have a character in the devil who is comfortable with wickedness, but this wickedness tends to be a force for good” (Adams). Our protagonist; Ignatius Perrish making peace with his wickedness and taking on the role of the Devil is considered one of the sources of his power, a source of energy that kept him going on and made him stronger until he successfully completed his mission and got his

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