Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Doubt

Doubt is a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction. Nearing the end of the story, the boy lost most of his confidence that he had gained before. He was uncertain of what to do and think when he found the dying animal. He was contemplating on whether to interfere with the course of nature or to leave it suffering, the way it would’ve been if he hadn’t found it. Wondering if it was the right thing to do or not.

 

Stoicism

Stoicism is the endurance of pain or hardship without a display of feelings and without complaint. The boy was grimly satisfied with his new stoicism. He found something that should be a hard sight to look at and he handled it pretty well with not displaying any pain or emotion.

 

Faitality

One definitionis an occurrence of death by accident, in war, or from disease. The other definition of fatality is helplessness in the face of fate. The knowledge of fatality. The boy realized what life had to be, he realized that that’s what living is. He couldn’t perform the smallest act of mercy, knowing if he did it wouldn’t be the way it’s supposed to die.  

 

Exulted

To exult is to show or feel elation or jubilation, especially as the result of a success. The urgency and the truth and the courage of what his voice was saying exulted him so that he began to sing again. The boy succeeded in many things throughout the story. He figured out that the world is what he makes it. He contains the world.

 

Superfluity of Youth

The definition of superfluity is an unnecessarily or excessively large amount or number of something. In the story superfluity of youth means being a wild thing, clean crazy or the joy of living.

 

Doubt

Doubt is a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction. Nearing the end of the story, the boy lost most of his confidence that he had gained before. He was uncertain of what to do and think when he found the dying animal. He was contemplating on whether to interfere with the course of nature or to leave it suffering, the way it would’ve been if he hadn’t found it. Wondering if it was the right thing to do or not.

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