His anger eventually leads himself to crazy conclusions and ultimately the death of his best friend. A few chapters in, right before the exams, Gene thinks that Finny is “deliberately sett[ing] out to wreck [his] studies” by distracting him with things like “blitzball”(45). This is a sign to Gene that there is “a deadly rivalry on both sides”(46) In reality, Finny “doesn’t know [Gene] need[s] to study” and thought “it just [comes] to [him]”(50), because after all Gene doesn’t share with Finny his
However, not for this boy, his drunken; aggressive dad beats him up with a beer bottle that makes him the one who is unreliable and has the worst influence. These are ironic because the person we admire is actually the “worst of all.” William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello shows the themes of reality through the characters, and their action, Imagine Dragon’s song “Demons” illustrates themes through lyrics and the music video. Both works illustrate the three themes because people always have a hidden side. They are always jealous of what others have. Also, they lose to their dark side.
This so called competition is derived from when Finny jokes around and says he would “kill [him]self” if Gene did better on a test than him (28). While Finny is not being serious, Gene believes his tone is a “screen”, and goes into a tangent of disbelief (28). “You are both coldy driving yourselves ahead alone”, Gene says to himself, feeling as though this feud is a straight out war fought in the trenches of their studies and athletic recreations. Gene is in such “misery”, that he thinks that Finny is out to “wreck his studies” (28). It is perplexing figuring out how from one joke Finny told, that Finny is trying to sabotage Gene.
He was one person of many to blame since it was his envy and quite foreboding thoughts that made him feel and think that Phineas was trying to bring him down. “You and Phineas are even already. You are even in enmity … Then a second realization broke as clearly and bleakly as dawn at the beach. Finny had deliberately set out to wreck my studies … His instinct for sharing everything with me, especially his procession of D’s in every subject. That way he, the great athlete, would be way ahead of me”, thought Gene, as it appeared on page 53 of the book.
The irony that Pap is furious of Huck's new glorified social upstanding along with the money he has run into makes Pap jealous huck has a better life than he had. It's also ironic that pap did not get educated, and that huck is utilizing his education experience to his advantage to make his dad jealous. Growing up black in this time period meant you were going to become a slave. Jim was jealous of Huck for getting an education and being able to do whatever he wants, so when Jim finally decides to run away it's ironic that he was jealous that Huck was free and he wasn’t when he could have been this whole time; that's how this example fit in with the theme of jealousy. This book helped me understand how longing for something you don't have could affect your relationships and corrupt your views on people.
He was always worrying, he never had enough, and was troubled. Willy`s mental health stood in the way of his happiness because he ignored it vigorously. Willy wanted material things which is why he never achieved his version of happiness. Happy’s name is very ironic because he was not happy for the most part.
It would be hard to argue that Huckleberry Finn is not a mischievous novel. However, in classifying the novel that way, the temptation is to create an overly simplistic binary relationship between Huck and society. However, though Huck is in many ways an outsider, he does not resist establishing himself within various people. Huck is a loner at times, but he needs people too, and he is open to spending a little time until something happens. This realization is important in studying Huck's moral decisions since his awareness of contingencies is bound up in his sense of his surroundings.At one point in Huck's journey with Jim, he meets and get himself involved in a community quite different from any he had previously experienced: the Grangerfords.
Amirs anxiety because of his lack of approval from his father causes him to run from this situation. He needed his fathers approval so badly that he sacrificed a friendship for it. He walked away as his friend got raped, all to conserve a blue kite. During this time of low differentiation Amir made a terrible choice in the face of
By his actions readers can conclude that Hop-Frog is a very evil and revengeful person. Hop-Frog went so many years without doing anything, so by him waiting to do something was negative To conclude, the Prince in “The Masque of the Red Death” dealt with his conflict negatively. As soon as Prince Prospero knew about the disease he immediately tried to build a wall to keep it out, because he didn’t want to face it himself. The Prince just wanted to shut it out. This is very negative because it didn’t solve any problems, it just postponed them.
From the very start, Gene’s insecurities have fueled his inner war. These insecurities were illustrated when Gene made up a rivalry between him and Finny. Gene was talking about running for class president, and asked Finny if he would mind if he won. Finny responds by saying “I would kill myself over jealousy envy” (Knowles 52) in a joking manner. However, Gene misreads this as a threat and comes to the conclusion that “The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (Knowles 54).
Any reader would basically have to think that Gene jounced the limb because his jealousy of Finny. Finny was one of those kids that was a rebel, but could talk his way out of everything. The “Houdini” of getting in trouble! Gene was obviously jealous of this, like everyone. But, the kicker is when the reader finds out that Gene thought that Finny was trying to sabotage him because he was jealous of Gene’s academic abilities.
The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (54). Gene begins to take all of Finny’s actions as deliberate sabotages because his envy was controlling him. Gene seemed like a weak character because of his jealousy. It made him seem like he wasn’t as good as Finny or that he was lacking personality or talent. Once the realization came to Gene that Finny indeed did not feel anything but love for him, everything changed.
Since the beginning of the novel, Jack wanted Ralph to be forever gone because of the amount of influence he had on others in the island. Additionally, because the other boys had elected Ralph as head of the tribe, Jack felt envious which caused him to feel inferior to his rival. Jack demonstrated his thirst for power over others from the beginning to the end of Lord of the Flies by questioning and arguing every decision of Ralph’s and eventually leaving the
Despite being appointed as God’s chosen liberator of the Israelites, Moses is a person incapable of effectively leading his people. Moses’s lack of charisma, confidence, and determination are his greatest flaws as a leader which are demonstrated when he initially fails to stop his fellow Hebrews from fighting. His critical flaws as a leader initiates a chain of failures that will befall the Israelites during their journey and their eventual punishment of never reaching the Promised Land. One of Moses’s greatest shortcomings as a leader is his lack of charisma. He is unable to make the people naturally follow him and his words.