A Separate Peace: Gene’s Jealousy Friendship and jealousy are strong emotions with a fine line in between them. Gene and Finny’s friendship started how a normal friendship would. Then Gene becomes convinced that Finny is out to get him and is trying to ruin his life at Devon. Gene hates Finny because of this, and thinks the feeling is mutual between them as is written by John Knowles. “I felt better.
There we can finally see that Gene never cared about Finny even though Finny loved him like a brother, and did no wrong to him. Only a heartless, self centered person would laugh at someone in pain especially his fallen friend. As hard as it is sometimes evil things or people can destroy good works. The novel A Separate Peace definitely has the theme of good vs evil. The many struggles between good and evil can be observed in Gene and Finny's relationship.Wether Gene is trying to see 'fault' in Finny, or he is hurting his good friend Finny, or being heartless about Finny's pain and suffering.
Achilles is seen to be full of wrath in the beginning of the book. This wrath is not caused only because Agamemnon takes his prize of war. He is angry at the system which allows Agamemnon to play around with other people’s honors and the system which allows him to decide who gets how much honor. In other words, Achilles does not like the idea that someone else can decide what happens to his honor, despite him deserving most of the honor in relation to how much he contributes in war. As the story proceeds, Achilles seems to contradict himself a lot, and the concept of honor helps us understand this better.
Even though the story, “The Destructors” by Graham Greene utilizes some elements of commercial fiction it can be categorized as literary fiction. This story contains more of the complex elements of literary fiction. The story’s main literary elements include intricate conflicts, a unique protagonist, and On the surface, the conflict of the story appears to be based simply around the Wormsley Common Gang and the destruction of the house. However, once readers go deeper the conflicts in the story begin to reveal themselves as more complex and literary. They’re not just boys that want to generate chaos and destruction, but they’re boys that are living amongst the consequences of war.
Gene 's victory in this war with himself portrays how war can prevail in and out of uniform. The importance of war emphasizes not only the actual war taking place but also both Gene and Finny 's internal conflict with themselves, and their external conflicts with each other. This also expresses how even though considering the book takes place during World War II, The Devon School still tried to shield the boys from the war, that the residual effects of war can still seep through the cracks and reach everyone at the school. One person can only hide so much, especially if there is a war going on, emotionally or literally. People often try to reduce the appearance of emotions and shield personal battle scars from the public eye, similar to how Devon attempted to shield the war from the students attending.
Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision because his reason to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848). This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him.
In “ The Red Badge of Courage ” by Stephen Crane, symbolism is frequently used as a demonstration for the main character’s credulity, his instinctive perspective of war as well as the barbarity of the battlefield . Through this masterpiece, Stephen Crane wants to remind us all that people at times have immature feelings and trivial desires even though they may end up in tragedy. However, such fascination is nothing but a gullible thought of the adolescent. In this story, the main character- Henry is a boy who is overwhelmed by the eminence of war and the acknowledgement enlisting the army. Therefore, he conscripts himself for military service.
Being an anti war poem this is ironic because through out the whole poem Owen tries to influence the reader his feelings on war and how he or she shouldn’t take part in the war. The Rhyming scheme of Owen’s and Pope’s poem is “ABAB CDCD…” , Owen uses it so we cant forget the imagery that is shown through out the
Upon returning from war, their relationship is not where it was when Henry had left. Understandably so, because the experience of war can have the effect of deteriorating personal relationships. Lyman realizes this change in his brother and hopes to mend the relationship by using the red convertible as the means to do so. Henry deals with demons in his own mind as a result from war, and most assuredly brings back with him more than the memories of war. The journey the brothers take in “The Red Convertible” strengthens their bond, only to have it torn apart by the repercussions of Henry going to war.
“Dulce et Decorum Est” is similar to “ Who’s for the Game” because they both rhyme and they both talk about a aspect of the war. For example they both say that the war is not going good and the country and its soldiers are suffering. They are also similar because they both use similes and pathos to express how they feel about the war. The differences between the poems are they have different ways that they appeal to the reader. For example the author for” Dulce et Decorum Est” uses more of a depressing connotation and the author for “Who’s for the Game” uses more of a welcoming persuading view.
They knew the war to be a misfortune, whereas those who were better off, and should have been able to see more clearly what the consequences would be, were beside themselves with joy. Katczinsky said that was a result of their upbringing. It made them stupid. And what Kat said, he had thought about" (Remarque, 11). When the soldiers joined the war, they had no clue it was going to that life changing.
The feeling of neglect, presses like a dagger to Leper. He wishes for people to notice him and appreciate him. Moreover he wants to be closer to Gene and be his best friend. However, Finny is Gene’s best friend, and so he harbors an ounce of envy towards Finny. All the while, he joins the army, yet it cuts a deep wound into him, and he loses his mind, and so he escapes.
The number of innocent victims killed by the bombing is alarming and Vonnegut keeping with his anti war theme made it a point to center his novel around the Dresden bombing which increased knowledge of what the historical city Dresden once was. Vonnegut wanted to “try to write my war story, whether it was interesting or not, and try to make something out of it.” Vonnegut wanted to make a significant point across about the horrors of the war stating several times he is currently writing an anti war novel(******). The main character Billy is broken from the war, which is clearly stated in (*******). Showing what Vonnegut went through through Billy described the Dresden bombing as the worst bombing and experience that any prisoner of war had
Finally the themes of the stories are different as well. In conclusion the story ‘The Sniper” written by Liam O Flaherty and “Cranes” WRITTEN BY Hwand Suwon and translated by Peter H. Lee. These two stories show the true effects of war. The negative are shown but some postive effects are shown as well. In “The Sniper” the lesson learned was “War know no boundaries age, sex ,location, time of day, or family ties.