The Temple by Lovecraft, Day’s Gone Bye by Darabont and Survivor Type by King
568 WordsJan 29, 20182 Pages
The most socially isolated subjects have a 26% greater risk of dying which obviously is a common theme amongst the three stories The Temple by Lovecraft, Day’s Gone Bye by Darabont and Survivor Type by King, which shows that being alone can cloud a person’s sensibility to make the decisions they need to survive through lack of resources and great losses of people hope or humanity. Although all three protagonists were all in an isolated situation only one of them has a positive outcome and did not succumb to the effects of isolation
When in a situation as Rick, Hienrich or Richard Pine were in, making rational decisions is crucial to their survival but because of each of their separate situations have their own boundaries, isolation affects the judgments made more then others. Rick makes a sensible decision when he is franticly searching for his family and is about to give up when he checks his house to find that his family escaped, judging by the emptied dressers and drawers, leading him to travel to Atlanta because he thinks they that’s where they could’ve gone. (Darabont) He could’ve given up and admitted defeat but use his rationality to prevail. Like Rick, Heinrich also makes a sound decision when he realizes his situation with Klenze, and how he had become insane, quickly Heinrich decides that there’s no reasoning with insanity and doesn’t try to persuade Klenze from leaving because it could’ve endangered his own life. (Lovecraft, 73) “My course at once became clear.