Mental Distraught In The Prisoners And Teza

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Point / Proof / Explanation #2 Another sign of Mental distraught in the prisoners and Teza is when they need to go against their religious precepts. Teza being Buddhist, has precepts that he can not go against one being never to harm a living thing. But, to not go hungry teza has to kill and eat lizards to sustain himself “The lizard hunt is a shameful compulsion. Occasionally, disgusted with himself” (23). Performing sins on people's religion destroys their mentality state. Teza needs to kill lizards and eat them to stay alive because the lack of food that the jailers give them. These killings go against his Buddhist ways, which makes him feel like he is a bad Buddhist.
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