Y8 – 04/10/16

Due: 07/10 (Issued: 04/10)

Title: Stanhope’s emotional response to the reading of the letter


As you read Raleigh’s letter, imagine what Stanhope is thinking and feeling. Use the Abraham-Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale to identify Stanhope’s feelings to see how they develop during the reading and explain why he would feel like that (as per the example on your handout)

Raleigh’s letter (as read by Osborne)

He says: ‘And now I come to the great news. I reported at Battalion Headquarters, and the colonel looked in a little book, and said, “You report to C Company — Captain Stanhope.” Can’t you imagine what I felt? I was taken along some trenches and shown a dugout. There was an awfully nice officer there — quite old — with grey hair’ — [OSBORNE clears his throat] — ‘and then later Dennis came in. He looked tired, but that’s because he works so frightfully hard, and because of the responsibility. Then I went on duty in the front line, and a sergeant told me all about Dennis. He said that Dennis is the finest officer in the battalion, and the men simply love him. He hardly ever sleeps in the dugout; he’s always up in the front line with the men, cheering them on with jokes, and making them keen about things, like he did the kids at school. I’m awfully proud to think he’s my friend.’

Abraham-Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale

  1. Joy/Appreciation/Empowered/Freedom/Love
  2. Passion
  3. Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
  4. Positive Expectation/Belief
  5. Optimism
  6. Hopefulness
  7. Contentment
  8. Boredom
  9. Pessimism
  10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience
  11. Overwhelment
  12. Disappointment
  13. Doubt
  14. Worry
  15. Blame
  16. Discouragement
  17. Anger
  18. Revenge
  19. Hatred/Rage
  20. Jealousy
  21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
  22. Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness