The War of the Worlds: Book 2, Chapter 3
"...terrible as was the danger we incurred, the attraction of peeping was for both of us irresistible." p. 127 of The War of the Worlds
1. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 "𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱" 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝘂𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲, 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻 𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘆-𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲?
I know I would have.
I also know that (with my luck) I would have been stuck in hiding with someone that "had absolutely incompatible dispositions and habits of thought and action" as me. (p. 127)
"I tried in vain to conceive some plan of escape; but afterwards, during the second day, I was able to consider our position with great clearness." p. 130
2. I gotta say...the narrator seems like someone I'd want to be stuck with during an extraterrestrial crisis. He's got a level head on his shoulders and while I fancy myself a level-headed thinker, I think I realize that I'd be FREAKING OUT and all thoughts of logic would have flown free days ago.
𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞 - 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫, 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞?
What some of our members said:
"I think I would take turns at being both. When we have had ice storms that result in power outages, no running water, no toilets, no heat, etc, I have done well for the most part (this is an example of a traumatic experience and my reactions). Some of the times I was alone, and some of the times my husband was home. The real test for me was how long I could keep going without an 'emotional freak-out.' The biggest test was 8 days and our whole family was here together and day 7-8 I was really feeling the stress and anxiety get to me. These past 2 winters I have been through 2 polar vortex freezing events alone and did well for the week they lasted although I did feel sorry for myself."
"I would also be a little of both, I think. I would be hiding and not thinking about food and stuff, but then I would also be thinking maybe if I am quiet they won’t find me. The I would be curious about what they were doing."
"I would prob be both, too. We never know to what heights we can reach until we are tested."