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The river

The river

Rank five people according to their actions in a scenario in which a lady attempts to cross a river in order to be reunited with her boyfriend.

Charlie and Linda who are very much in love and devoted to one another, are separated by a river with no way of getting across to the other side. On Linda's side of the river, there is a boatman who is able to take her over to the other side of the river but refuses to do so unless she pays him $100, twice his normal fare. Linda has no money and has no other way to get back across the river. Another man, Steve, then tells Linda that he will giver her $100 if she sleeps with him. Linda agrees to do so and on receiving the $100, pays the boatman who takes her over to the other side of the river. She is reunited with Charlie and they are very happy together. However, Charlie's friend, Felix, finds out what happened and immediately tells Charlie. On learning the news, Charlie finds Linda and ends things with her, stating that he wants nothing more to do with her.

Your task is to rank these five people, according to how much you sympathize with their characters or identify with their actions.


Analysis

Here is what each character in the story represents

Boatman Business

Charlie Chastity

Felix Friendship

Linda Love

Boatman Sex

Your answer reveals how you rank business, chastity, friendship, love and sex, and therefore their importance in your life.

People having similar ranking systems tend to be compatible - not surprisingly, since the above choices are an important indicator of character and values. People who give opposite or mutually random answers tend not to get along well.


How accurate were your results? Join in the discussion below.


Stacie

28-02-2017, 23:44

+2 -2  

Charlie- doing the right thing
Felix- wanted to do the right thing, not sure if he managed or not but he cared.
Boatman- it's not a terribly big deal to raise prices
Linda- bad idea
Steve- enough said


christine

28-02-2017, 23:24

+2 -2  

Linda
Charles
Felix
Steve
Boatman


christine

28-02-2017, 16:19

+3 -2  

Linda-she only did it because she had no other choice
Charlie- i understand tho that he felt betrayed
Felix-he was trying to help his friend
Boatman- i see where he was coming from but he didnt have to raise the normal price
Steve- hes a pervert


emily

28-02-2017, 16:14

+2 -2  

It's strange, I judged felix as a bad person for breaking up their relationship, but many people said he was a good friend.


CVF

28-02-2017, 15:24

+2 -2  

Linda - Loved him enough to give herself to be with him
Felix - Honest/good friend
Boatman - Was being a jerk for charging double
Charlie - Doesn't deserve Linda/too stupid to understand
Steve - Is a creep


Koopa

28-02-2017, 14:44

+3 -2  

From having the most sympathy to the least...
The boatman (he was just doing his job, maybe he has a family)
Charlie (definitely what I'd do there)
Felix (a snitch, but again, what he did would be what I'd do)
Linda (an idiot who did too many irrational things)
Steve (a total scumbag)


Bethani

28-02-2017, 14:19

+2 -2  

Charlie
Felix
Boatman
Steve
Linda


Ellie

28-02-2017, 13:45

+3 -2  

Boatman - knew she couldn't pay his price
Linda - for making the decision to sleep with Steve
Steve - for making the offer in the first place
Felix - for rating her out to charlie
Charlie - for not asking her side of things


anadidian

28-02-2017, 13:14

+2 -2  

Linda
Boatman
Charlie
Steve
Felix


Caitlyn

28-02-2017, 13:09

+2 -1  

Felix
Charlie
Linda
boatman
Steve


Brooke

28-02-2017, 13:04

+3 -1  

Linda Love
Felix Friendship
Charlie Chastity
Boatman Business
Steve Sex


Aria

28-02-2017, 12:54

+3 -1  

lol! It's so serious!
Charlie (Had every right to leave.)
Felix (Good man.)
Boatman (Still bad, but not as bad as Steve and Linda.)
Steve (Sleaze. He tempted her.)
Linda (Should've said no. Be faithful, even if that means being separated from Charlie a while longer.)


kaboosh

28-02-2017, 12:12

+2 -2  

1. Linda - One sacrifice on herself for eternal happiness with partner
2. Felix - Being an honest and loyal friend
3. Charlie - Dignity, maybe he couldn't trust her anymore
4. Steve - Opportunist
5. Boatman - Took advantage of her predicament


Mehee

27-02-2017, 11:21

+2 -2  

Linda
Felix
Charlie
Boatman
Steve


jordan

27-02-2017, 11:08

+2 -2  

Boatman
Charlie
Linda
Felix
Steve


emily

27-02-2017, 10:18

+2 -2  

I think I'd rank them Charlie and Felix, the boatman, Steve and Linda. The first two and last two are interchangeable.
But to comment on Linda's 'did it for love' reason, that is no excuse at all. If they were so in love to me, Linda couldn't have thought of being with anyone else.


Telly

27-02-2017, 10:18

+2 -2  

Steven representing 'sex' is a bit confusing.....what ever happened to morals???


Dustin

26-02-2017, 23:19

+2 -2  

1. Charlie - strong willed and waiting for his love
2. Felix - great friend, truly trustworthy and honorable
3. Boatman - Business is business
4. Steve - mean, but strong enough to break moral codes
5. Linda - Weak and pathetic, has no confidence and cannot see the consequences of her actions


Lara

26-02-2017, 21:29

+2 -2  

Felix (Friendship)
Linda (Love)
Charlie (Chastity)
Steve (Sex)
Boatman (Business)
I'd say that is about right... lol


alyssa

26-02-2017, 21:23

+2 -2  

Linda
Felix
Charlie
Steve
Boatman


laura

26-02-2017, 21:13

+3 -2  

linda:love feel bad for her but she could have done it diffrently
charlie: chastity feel bad that he felt she cheated on him
felix:frienhip he could of gone to her
boatman: buissness he does half to make a living but y charge double
steve:sex dont feel bad at all hes a jerk and used linda


Abigail

26-02-2017, 21:09

+3 -2  

charlie
felix
linda
boatman
steve


RoseRed137

26-02-2017, 20:43

+3 -2  

Felix- he did the right thing
Boatman- He did his job
Felix-he didn't try to get to linda
Linda- she is a skank, if your gonna be with someone be with them
Steve- a jerk


homer simpson

26-02-2017, 19:22

+2 -2  

Charlie - even though he shouldn't have finished everything with Linda, he must've been really hurt.
Linda - she just wanted to get her love back.
Felix - all friends are blabber mouths, they have to be! xD
Boatman: He should have done the job for free. Nasty fellow!
Steve: Pervert


Katy

26-02-2017, 15:03

+2 -2  

Linda
Charlie
Felix
Steve
Boatman
Linda was willing to do anything she could to be with Charlie. Charlie, being so in love with her, should be understanding. Felix was a bit of a snitch, but I understand that it was out of friendship. Steve was a pig, but at least he had some way to contribute.


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