all make mistakes. This piece makes me think of blameworthiness,
culpability, disgrace, dishonor, penitence, regret, responsibility,
self‑condemnation and shame. I wasn't sure whether this figure has made a
very serious mistake, and is therefore reacting appropriately, or maybe he
has made only a minor indiscretion and is overreacting. Either way, the
important concept for us to note is that he is willing to accept
responsibility for his actions.