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.
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
“I felt better. Yes, I sensed it like the sweat of relief when nausea passes away; I felt better. We were even after all, even in enmity. The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all.” (Page 54) This is an example of how common jealousy can grow and fester into hatred. “This is a personal war of one competing ego in which Gene’s rivalry with his best friend Finny results in Finny’s tragic accident, and then his tragic death.” While competition and jealousy may be normal, it’s how someone handles it in their life that makes the difference.
To start, Gene’s envy and imitation of Phineas affect him in many different ways. One example of this is when Gene decides to play sports for Finny because Finny told him to. After this, Gene explains that he “lost part of myself to him then, and a soaring
Jerry swim through the tunnel and came out on the other side after completing his test, Jerry no longer felt immature or attached to his mother nor did he feel the need to fit in with the local boys period comparatively both boys were successful in their test; Temas killed his line and became a warrior; and Jerry swam through the tunnel and no longer felt inferior to those around him. As well as their primary successes Temas and Jerry also received secondary benefits from passing their test. Temas eventually forms a friendship with Medoto after he shares his own experience of fear during his test. Temas and Medoto bond is formed over the fear they both had during their tests; Temas displays how he values their bond by cutting Kelighan’s belt and giving the other half to Medoto. Similarly to Temas, Jerry also received other benefits from his test: his ability to hold his breath Underwater period while preparing himself to swim through the tunnel, Jerry practice holding his breath under the water because if you practiced before his test he was able to hold his breath for 2 minutes.
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 person he is. This quotation settled the Codependence between the two. This Codependence that dies with Phineas hurts Gene in an unimaginable way. Gene does not feel as though Phineas has died; but as if he a component of himself had died.
Gene is a teenage boy attending high school at Devon. He is very intelligent, however he is also extremely insecure. As a result of his insecurities, Gene becomes frustrated and allows himself to be overcome by his self-hatred, which causes him to harm himself and act unreasonably insecure. Gene is not inherently evil, rather he becomes corrupt as a result of his insecurities which provoke confusion and vice. Gene allows himself to obsess over Finny’s success and loses sight of his own self.
Even trough thus far the brother has been selfish about his beliefs he is not all bad. Both the brother and Doodle go down to the swamp and play around. To me even trough the brother is gaining from it, i believe that Doodle is gaining even more. The brothers plan to teach Doodle how to climb, swim, fight, and run before the start of school is bittersweet. Having Doodle learn how to do all of those things would be great for Doodle since I doubt that Doodle likes being crippled.
Avoid demotivation or any negative psychological feeling amongst the individuals in the teams. Recommendation: Although Varsity Crew had top eight rowers, they lost to Junior Varsity crew mainly due to lack of trust between team members which is a critical parameter for success in this sport. Ideally, Coach P should have immediately got into actions on Psychological dimensions when he realized the psychological difference in the two teams, i.e. when he read the different tones of email messages. Because it was at this moment, he understood the main issue with the Vs.
The real meaning of A Separate Peace lies in the title, it also goes along with Emerson’s quote “envy is ignorance; imitation is suicide.” A Separate Peace was written by John Knowles in 1960. The novel is about two young boys that were best friends, but their friendship went downhill because of envy and imitation. One of the main characters and narrator of the novel is gene, he’s having a flashback about his days at Devon School and how they led to the present day. Throughout the book Gene is struggling to be find his own identity as he depends on his best friend (Finny) for everything. A Separate Peace demonstrates Gene’s easily detectable envy and imitation of Finny and how it affects their friendship.