Gene is slightly athletic, but not in the way Finny is, and Gene is envious of his friend. Another example is Finny wanting to further his academic abilities. Gene is resentful of Finny, because Gene does much better in academics than Finny and doesn't want Finny to be smart. Gene thinks that Finny is trying to compete so Gene devotes much of his time studying and focusing on his studies. The final example is Finny and his good naturedness and likeability.
Gerald jeered at Eric about how the police inspector may want something from Eric, and instead of Arthur defending his son, he sided with Gerald instead. As after Gerald made the joke, Arthur only responded with a mere “Very” instead of leaping to his own son’s defense. Arthur humiliated his own son in front of the inspector and Gerald only because Eric was fighting for the rights of underpaid women like Eva Smith. “That’s something this public school and varsity life you’ve had doesn’t seem to teach you”. Arthur wanted to prove a point to the inspector, Gerald and Eric how smarter he was compared to Eric, by stating how Eric went to public school.
Dodge and says, “Petrified wood is not wood”(Alexie 84). Then Mr. Dodge got really mad and asks Gordy, the genius of the class, to tell arnold that he is wrong , but Gordy stuck up for Arnold and says, “Arnold is right about the petrified wood”(Alexie 86). Through Roger and Gordy, Alexie is showing us that smaller altercations can spark respect that will light new friendships. This is another one of the ways that friendships can be brought
Patrick was the one who helped Charlie slowly start to make new friends, and was the one to label him as a wallflower and accept that status. While Patrick tries to help Charlie figure out himself, Sam, who is stressing about school and suffering through the memories of her past, and his secret boyfriend Brad, who refuses to come out, he doesn't seem to know how to take care of himself. Patrick truly loves Brad, but Brad doesn't want anyone to know afraid of what people will think of a gay football player and scared of what his dad will do if he found out. There was night were Brad and Patrick were caught tho and after that Brad didn't talk to Patrick again and tried to beat him up. After these events Patrick turned to drugs, alcohol and anonymous sex to try and numb his pain until he can go away to college.
He is not capable of always living to the fullest and having gratitude for what gifts he has, such as academics. His friendship with Finny also collapses because he is no longer able to think of Finny as his friend, only as a figure that he loathes, solely because of envy. Gene loses confidence in his abilities and gains animosity as he frequently witnesses Finny's success. In turn, this makes Gene brood over who he isn’t, rather than who he can be and who he is. Although he lives, Gene is ultimately the one truly destroyed by his
Since he strives to be like Finny, Gene does everything in his power to shove down his feelings of hatred and jealousy. After Finny beat the school swimming record, Gene suspiciously asks himself why Finny did not want him to share the news with anyone else. Because Finny refused to tell anyone, but Gene, about his record-breaking achievement, Gene is baffled as to why Finny would not want to. It seems as though Gene is imagining himself in Finny’s shoes as he mentions, “Was he trying to impress me or something? Not tell anybody?
Gene found that evil inside of him that changed his perspective about himself and about his friendships then and in the future. Phineas gained something that many never will have willingly, someone that came to him and let him speak his own mind without any worry of hostility that might arise. Gene gave Phineas one of the best gifts of all during a time of war, a voice that he would listen to, and in return Phineas gave Gene one of the best gifts also, he was able to find that flaw hidden deep inside of Gene and showed Gene that it would be possible for Gene to change. The friendship that arose from a war turned into a lesson for many others to learn that life can sometimes be short and if you hold any anger against someone it will eventually consume you. Phineas sadly died far too young but those moments that Gene had with him filled both their lives with joy and most of all
He is not only new, but he is very shy and doesn’t enjoy stepping out of his comfort zone. One time that his lack of confidence is shown is right after Charlie Dalton, a friend of Anderson’s, decides to restart the dead poets society that was previously started by their teacher. “Keating said that everybody took turns reading. And [he didn’t] want to do that” (Weir). When the idea was brought about
For example, when Ralph calls Piggy, “Piggy”, Piggy feels betrayed because he was just called out by his best friend. Another challenge is trust. It is clear that Piggy may not trust Ralph anymore after he called him a name. The readers know this because Piggy starts to clean his glasses and shows that he is quite upset and embarrassed. Besides there being challenges in a friendship, there are many rules.
Even though, many times that he is bored of Lennie, whose habits that are similar to a baby in a gigantic body, which normally makes George into a trouble. Therefore, he reprimanded his best friend for causing a problem by using an offensive word. For example, “ God, you are a lot of trouble, I could get along so easy and so nice if I did not have you on my tail, I could live so easy and maybe have a girl” (Steinbeck, 1965, p.3-4). However, George always loves as well as taking care of Lennie. We can say that a relationship between these two men can be described as a great companionship, and George once said to Lennie “I want you to stay with me, Lennie.