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Angry In Roald Dahl's Short Story Poison'

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Being angry at someone is not good. Whatever that person did to make the other person angry then he or she might need to apologize. If that person does not accept the apology, then he or she must be really angry. In Roald Dahl’s short story “Poison”, Harry Pope was angry because he was stressed, he was taken aback by Dr. Ganderbai’s sarcasm, and he had a superiority complex. First, Harry was angry because he was stressed.

Harry Pope was reading a book and he felt a krait on his stomach,so he waited on his fried Timber for several hours. Harry couldn't move because the snake would have bitten him. Harry told Timber to call a doctor, so Timber called Dr. Ganderbai and he drove to the bungalow. When the doctor came, he gave the serum
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Ganderbai was an experienced doctor, but he was getting angry because he risked his life to save Harry and Timber. When they found out that there was not a snake, Dr. Ganderbai asked Harry some questions to see if he really saw the snake and Harry got mad at Dr. Ganderbai. Harry got mad because Harry, Timber, and Dr. Ganderbai were just in a very dangerous situation and Dr. Ganderbai was being sarcastic. He was being sarcastic because there was not a snake under the blanket and he was relieved. Last, Harry got angry because he has a superiority complex.

A superiority complex is an exaggerated feeling of one's own superiority,(Dictionary.com). Harry Pope felt as though he was superior than the doctor. When Dr. Ganderbai asked Harry questions, Harry got really angry and he yelled at the doctor. He yelled very rude and racist names. Timber was was shocked at the way Harry reacted. In conclusion, Harry was angry.

Harry Pope was angry because he was stressed, he was taken aback by Dr. Ganderbai’s sarcasm, and he had a superiority complex. Harry was stressed because he thought he had a poisonous snake on his belly and when he found out that he didn't the doctor was relieved that there was not a snake and he used some sarcasm. Harry could have overcame the superiority complex,but he did not. In the end, Harry was angry he was stressed, he was taken aback by the doctor’s sarcasm, and he had a superiority
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