I like that Night seems to think that this man's value system may reflect, to some extent, the larger culture of which he is a part. It's especially interesting to me to look at it from that angle as well.
I don't know if he could have just as easily ended the scenario by pulling him off. I don't think he would have had nearly as easy a time pulling him off as he would have pushing him off. Perhaps, also, it would have been more dangerous to try to get him off the bridge by any other means than pushing; the only part of the bridge that had a safety cushion under it was the part he was pushed from, right? I can also see him being relatively positive that the man wouldn't be seriously injured. His decision to push him off was radical, perhaps reckless, and perhaps cruel, but I can't say that with certainty.Originally Posted by Toonia
In any case, I laughed.
I agree. I also think that selfishness doesn't always have to be a reflection of character. To me, it's possible there are biological roots for a lot of personality traits that would seem to be character traits but are really out of the individual's power to control.Originally Posted by Toonia