Jack and Cathy Ryan are on vacation when gunfire erupts on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. Discuss the scene in detail. What was your first reaction to the event in the story? What did the incident involve? Why did Ryan get involved? Why did Ryan have a gun? Do you think Ryan did the right thing? Explain the dynamic between Ryan and the gunmen. Who do you think Ryan was trying to protect? Explain.
Compare and contrast the actions of Ryan and Cathy during the initial shoot out. Which instinct was the most automatic? Which was the strongest? Which person acted first? Do you think that the instinct to fight is stronger than the instinct to protect a spouse or child? Examine this thought and use evolutionary psychology to support your opinions.
Owen is apprehensive of letting David Ashley go alone to meet with Murphy of...
This section contains 1,279 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)