Forgiveness In The Seventh Man

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Life as we all know is full of disappointment and filled with disparity. Most of us are able to go through these and learn from and forgive ourselves. Yet, this isn’t always the case. People are faced with traumatic experiences that often take a long time to get over, if they ever do get over it. These experiences brew in our brain popping up at the most random points often bringing our spirits down. Although these experiences may scar us and fill us with regret and guilt, we can’t continue to live in the past and let these regrets haunt us. Self forgiveness is a key to healing and to moving on in life, no matter how hard it is. In “The Seventh Man” the narrator struggles with forgiveness after losing his friend K in a brutal storm. This event led to many issues for the …show more content…

After years of fighting bullying their son Ty commited suicide after getting sent home for 3 days for standing up for himself. He later took his life at the age of 11. Kirk, his dad, promised his son earlier than on father day he would get rid of bullying in the world. His son’s death prevailed him to constructing the “Stand for the Silent”. Even after the loss of his son, he found a positive way to help others, just like the seventh man is doing by sharing his story. Even though the seventh man was responsible for the lost of his best friend he also brightened K’s life in many ways. The seventh man had the mentality that K hated him for killing him when really K was okay with dying. He lived a happy life and the seventh man realized that after studying K’s paintings. I think the seventh man should forgive himself as even though he cost his friend’s life, he also made his life better by being a part of it. Forgiving yourself after one mistake is hard for everyone, but realizing what we’ve done for others can wash those terrors away like the ocean with

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that self forgiveness is a key to healing and moving on in life, no matter how hard it is.
  • Analyzes how the narrator in "the seventh man" struggles with forgiveness after losing his friend k in a brutal storm.
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