Doodle I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his.”(L 390-392) After leaving Doodle, he finally regains his conscience, and goes back for him, sadly, he realised his mistake too late. Although, the present older brother, clearly regrets his acts and now that he understands everything about life, he regrets not loving Doodle the way he should have. In the end, the love between the two brothers is complex and paradoxical, their relationship goes from hatred to love, unfortunately due to pride the relationship between them ended
After this hefinally realized he would not be able to enlist like everyone else and Gene snaps on him stating,“Phineas, you wouldn’t be any good in the war, even if nothing had happened to your leg.”(12.190) This leading into a blowout and Finny coming to senses with what Gene actually did tohim. That was the last conversation they
Genes loses his own identity and steps out of his character by feeling almost as if he is Phineas. He is glomming his best friends selfhood, but losing his own integrity. Moreover, as much as Genes actions are to eliminate Phineas by glomming his identity, Phineas unknowingly incites his actions: " 'Listen, pal, if I can 't play sports, you 're going to play them for me, ' and I lost part of myself to him then, and a soaring sense of freedom revealed that this must have been my purpose from the first: to become a part of Phineas”(Knowles 77). For Phineas he found it in himself to forgive Gene and not take genes obsessive phase too personally, but to Gene,becoming a component of Phineas is his purpose. Phineas becomes dependent on Gene to play sports through his guidance, Gene in reciprocation becomes dependent on Phineas’ guidance, comity, and how to be the prosperous
“There is time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide…” (Emerson p. 372-372). That’s exactly how Gene was in A Separate Peace by John Knowles in the setting of New Hampshire at Daven High School. Gene is jealous of his friend Finny and it affect him and his relationship with Finny. Peace is hard to get in this world but I think Gene found peace in the story by his conflicts. What is envy?
Just like teens today Holden just wants someone to hear him out and understand what he’s feeling but at the same time he feels like explaining his feelings is useless. “ …. The night Allie died… I broke all the goddamn windows with my fist, just for the hell of it, i hardly didn’t even know i was doing it…” I personally think that his quote that Holden says about the him finding out about the death of his brother Allie is the meaning of when his phase started. He felt lost and he didn’t know what to do, he felt like he couldn’t talk about it with anybody except his sister phoebe. In the beginning of the novel it explains how Holden 's roommate Stradlater asked him to write a meaningful essay for him about anything.
This is just the beginning of Gene’s path to losing himself. Gene, at one point, wears Finny’s clothes to try to forget the mistake he made to his best friend. Later in the story; Gene, Finny, and their friends have a private meeting to discuss what really happened at the tree. As Finny leaves the room, he falls down a marble staircase leading to the demise of the same leg broken. “Then these separate sounds collided into the general tumult of his body falling clumsily down the white marble stairs” (Knowles
Creon realizes his mistake and regrets everything he has done in the past, “I can’t fight against what’s destined…I must personally undo what I have done. I shouldn’t have tried being unorthodox. I’ll stick by the established laws in the future”, he said. (Scene 5, Lines 95-99). Unfortunately he realized his mistake too late to rescue them.
He gradually fell in favor with his country and received many blows to his character, until finally; Arnold forsook his country, his cause, and his people. While he hoped that his actions would be admired and that people would see him as a hero, he did not anticipate the tragedy which encompassed his entire life. His professional life never recovered from the ire and mistrust that surrounded all his ventures and he died in professional failure. In the end, perhaps the greatest tragedy of Benedict Arnold’s life is his lasting legacy of ignominy and dishonor. Thus, the story is complete; the tragedy is ended.
While Amy was grieving over her son’s death and struggles to collect herself, her husband composed himself easily. When he tried to console Amy, she became infuriated at him for being calm after their son had died, as if he did not care about his existence. The two entered a heated argument, with the husband persuading his wife to not leave the conversation and to confront her problem. When Amy explains why she was so angry with her husband, she exclaimed, “‘Three foggy mornings and one rainy day will rot the best birch fence a man can build.’ Think of it, talk like that at such a time! What had how long it takes a birch to rot To do with what was in the darkened parlor?
Steven and Michael in “The Road Out of Eden” face the more severe end of the grief spectrum. After the incident, their friendship grew distant, “I wished I was dead… Steven’s family moved out real soon after it all happened… I couldn’t eat or sleep for a long time afterward. All I ever saw when I closed my eyes was Joe Ron’s surprised face and the red halo behind his head” (Grace 13). Steven is unable to cope with the grief after being the one to pull the trigger and Michael suffers from signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. However, because the students in “The School” experience death regularly, their grieving period is shorter.