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Why do you think Wesley felt it was necessary to burn his own arm?

Created: 01/08/16

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Posted Jan. 08, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Why do you think Wesley felt it was necessary to burn his own arm?

Why do you think Wesley felt it was necessary to burn his own arm? What was he trying to accomplish?


Posted Jan. 12, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
bethb

Join Date: 04/08/13

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RE: Why do you think Wesley felt it was necessary to burn his own arm?

He was trying to remember the pain so that he could properly prepare himself for the parole board hearing. By feeling that pain, Wes could convince himself that he needed to go forward and say the right words to be convincing.


Posted Jan. 14, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
peggya

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RE: Why do you think Wesley felt it was necessary to burn his own arm?

It gave him control...albeit in a self destructive way...of a situation in which he had no control.


Posted Jan. 14, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
flute4u

Join Date: 08/14/13

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RE: Why do you think Wesley felt it was necessary to burn his own arm?

He was in so much emotional pain from his wife's death and the lose of his music that he had forgotten the physical pain of his torture.


Posted Jan. 17, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
pennyp

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RE: Why do you think Wesley felt it was necessary to burn his own arm?

I think that he felt physical pain would help him forget the emotional pain


Posted Jan. 18, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
barbaraf

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RE: Why do you think Wesley felt it was necessary to burn his own arm?

I think he wanted to remember how bad the physical pain was before he went into the hearing.


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