This excerpt is from the Greek Myth 'Echo and Narcissus'.
In paragraph five of the Greek Myth “Echo and Narcissus” the point of view briefly shifts from Echo's perspective to Narcissus' perspective.
The text as a whole was in Echo's point of view but in this paragraph, he talks about how he was infatuated by himself. This is very helpful because the reader will understand the relationships among the characters in a better way.
Echo falls in love with Narcissus, but Narcissus isn't into it. Echo proceeds to pine over Narcissus until her body withers away and only her voice is left. Meanwhile, Narcissus stops for a drink at a small pond. When Narcissus sees his reflection in the water of the pool he falls hopelessly in love—with himself. Unable to capture his reflection, Narcissus stays by the pond until he starves to death.
Even though Stanley had been wrongly accused of a crime, "he smiled." Stanley's character is calm and he can keep his composure. He is confident and he believes that his innocence will be proved. He has a clear head even in a distressing situation and he is not impulsive.