One way their relationship is affected when Gene no longer trusts Finny .Gene remarked, “There was a swift chain of explosions in my brain, one certainty after another blasted- up like a denotation went the idea of any best friend, up went affection and partnership and sticking by someone absolutely in the jungle of boy’s school, up went the hope that there was anyone in school- in this world whom I could trust” (Knowles 28).Gene does not trust Finny because he thinks Finny is set out to destroy him and his studies. Gene is smart and has the chance of being top of his class, but he feels Finny do not want him to succeed. Another way Finny and Gene’s relationship is affected is when Gene jounced the tree causing Finny’s accident and lies but get caught in the process. Leper comments, “One of them was next to the trunk, holding the trunk of the tree. I’ll never forget that because the tree was a huge black shape too, and his hand touching the black trunk anchored him, if you see what I mean, to something solid in all the bright fire they were standing in up there .And the other one was a little further out on the limb” (Knowles 105).Finny was hurt when he finds out Gene caused the accident and lied about it.
Anger is a natural expression in many situations. Anger is usually understood, but in some instances it's not. When someone is under stress or is accused of something, it is understandable to be angry. In Roald Dahl’s short story “Poison,” Harry is angry because he is under stress, taken aback by the doctor’s sarcasm, and because he misread the situation. Timber was understanding of Harry’s anger at the end of the story.
It’s because the world he lives in has affected him in such a way to be like this. In Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, certain devices weigh down the main character in order to equalize him with the others. This short story is dystopian; an offshoot to Orwell’s utopian world. Winston too is weighed down by his own society; he is forced to be a lesser version of himself, all for Big Brother. They don’t do anything to physically change him, but if he is thought to break the rules or is simply too smart for his own good, off to the Ministry of Love.
At the fault of his father, he reacted rashly. “When Walt’s double life came to light, the revelations inflicted deep wounds. All parties suffered terrible.” This would be a negative turning point in anyone's life, but Chris was wrong to just pack up and take himself to his death. Though Chris indeed had his flaws, more evidence points to him being sane. He was moral, made decent decisions for the most part and was intelligent and likable.
What i have noticed is that no matter how perfect a person is chances are they’re jealous of someone, nobody is perfect we are always striving to be better and people who are better than us make us jealous. The best thing you can do is talk to the friend you are jealous of because in the book Phineas is also jealous that Gene is doing so well in school. If they had discussed their jealousy towards each other chances are they would have laughed about it and Gene would have felt better knowing Phineas was not perfect and envied him. This book almost creates a sense of not being able to trust anyone because even your best friend could be jealous of you and could be potentially plotting against you. Miscommunication causes lots of problems if everyone just said what they were thinking the world would be a much safer and
Phoniness: The Worst Mental Illness Holden Caulfield is a complex character, but it’s this complexity that simultaneously makes him insanely simple. The intricacies of Holden’s mind can lead a reader into believing that he’s super depressed, is a compulsive liar, has obsessive compulsive disorder, or should be diagnosed with any other mental illnesses in any number of combinations. These assumptions are reaching. Instead of sticking Holden with labels and saying he needs medication and therapy, think about his life and situation. He’s a normal, albeit dramatic, teenager dealing with inner workings of life that he just isn’t familiar with.
Amir has good intentions, but makes bad decisions, showing that he is morally ambiguous. This makes him a relatable character, as most humans are morally ambiguous as well. Everybody makes mistakes and does cruel things, but that does not mean that they are evil. Amir being a morally ambiguous character mirrors the two places he has lived in and their conflicting morals and beliefs, and how he has changed in each place. Everyone can make up for their sins like Amir has.
Gene feels disgrace while in the infirmary thinking, "If Phineas had been sitting here in this pool of guilt...what would he have done?" (A Separate Peace, 31). Feelings of guilt prove Gene's goodness. Someone who is truly evil would not feel guilty of their wrongdoings. Lastly, Gene's goodness is evident through his maturity as he ends the battle against himself.
When an individual excels at something others usually tend to be jealous of that individual. Greatness causes others to feel incompetent and affects the way that they think. In the novel A Separate Peace, written by John Knowles, two school boys exhibit this. The boys attend a private school, Devon School, during World War II. Gene Forrester and his friend Phineas (Finny) battle through their hardships throughout the book and go against each other.
Just be you! Both Holden Caulfield of “Catcher In The Rye” and Jim stark from “Rebel Without A Cause” are young, male characters growing up in the 1050s. Holden is depressed, also Holden keeps his circle very small because he doesn't like a lot of people but his brother and sister. Jim is confused and he is always getting into trouble. Jim wants someone to help him do the right thing.These two characters have important similarities and differences.
However, Gene misreads this as a threat and comes to the conclusion that “The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (Knowles 54). He comes to this conclusion in an effort to make him feel better about himself due to a lack of confidence. While doing so temporarily rid him of his insecurities it fueled his jealousy and in turn allowing his inner war to thrive. He knew he was not as handsome nor