So fixated was Josef on driving away the thugs that he did not see one sneak behind and stab the girl in the back. After the affair, Josef solemnly picked up the girl's cherished doll. He was now fully aware the motivation for his heriocs was utterly self-centered, born out of a desire to be respected. In the midst of his rage and anguish, he concluded that he needed to fight in the name of a cause. Recompense for the death of the girl seemed like a good place to start.