Is it better to be an individual or conform to expectations just to fit in like others? This choice is faced by Ponyboy Curtis, the narrator, throughout S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. He belongs to the Greasers, a group of delinquent friends, who are viewed by many as poor and dangerous, while the rival Socs are viewed as rich, smart, and powerful causing the Greasers to envy them. Ponyboy learns from Randy Adderson, a Soc who is trapped by stereotype threat, that their lives are not as perfect as he expected it to be and they too face problems.
Not only did brother mislead Doodle, but he was untruthful to Doodle. Getting Doodle to walk is something Doodle should want and not brother. The time Doodle had walked his first steps brother cried too, but he cried because he was untruthful. It was something he wanted and not Doodle. This brings me to the last point.
One of the primary reasons Iago is jealous is due to his insecurity and needs to be superior to others. When Cassio is promoted, Iago’s insecurities fuel his jealous rage, which led him to being referred to as a “damned… demi-devil” (V.ii.353). In “Jealousy: Loves Destroyer”, Marano also observes that “a person who is very insecure is not just sexually jealous but jealous of… anything that takes attention of them”. Iago feels like the attention is constantly on Othello and Cassio. Iago plans to destroy them by any means because he did not attain the promotion, and the attention is not on
13: “I can tell Caballo doesn’t like what’s going on. He’s pointing at us and talking with his friends.” Why is Caballo upset by the singing children? He grouchy and never had a happy moment as a kid Ch. 14: “It’s his big chance to get him back, be the hero of the camp. I understand how he feels.” What is time earlier in the book when Julian wanted to be a hero, and how did that turn out for him?
She does not want to be hurt like she saw her father hurt her mother. However, at the same time, she also romanticizes about men and wants to be swept off her feet and get married, which according to Dr. Nielsen is normal. She explains, “A poorly fathered daughter is often unaware of her tendencies because they are all she knows. She is often too clingy, dependent and jealous” (Nielsen). Mate’s clinginess is revealed when she romanticizes about men and obsesses over them.
Gene is a character that is insecure, he wants to be like his friend so much that he is willing to lose himself in the process. He was jealous of Finny so much that it made him feel better to think that Finny was jealous his academic achievements and that there was this underlying feud in their relationship. Their friendship at the beginning was shown as ideal and perfect but as the book goes on the reader can see that it is anything but. Gene’s envy for Finny’s athletic capabilities comes from his own insecurities and need to be perfect at everything he takes part in. This drives him to a point where he wants to “become equal” with Finny and he purposefully injures his friend and took away any future Finny had in his
As their journey prolonged, some of the boys grew frustrated and some of them even crazy. They became intolerant of each other. Jack turned into a savage and separated from the group because he wanted to be chief; he had a group of his own. Jack knew his group couldn’t survive without Piggy’s glasses, so the only thing he knew how to do was become violent. “I know.
Neat, eh?’” (810). Gene is jealous of Finny’s enthusiasm and ability to do things that Gene is scared of. Gene feels as if Finny does these things in spite of him, but in reality Finny is just an outgoing person. This misunderstanding and introjection that Gene creates leads to him breaking Finny’s leg, and their friendship. A Separate Peace by John Knowles displays the harsh reality that envy can create.
Love causes people to do strange things. People either love the idea of love, or desire to run as far away from it as possible. Clarence Hervey is a character that has good intentions to be liked by others and to find this love; however, he is arrogant and easily swayed, causing him to lack moral values and turn away from his true self. This is evident through Edgeworth’s use of contrasting diction, capricious syntax and deceptive imagery. Edgeworth often uses contrasting diction in this excerpt as to reflect the contrast that Hervey feels within himself.
Astro Boy has been portrayed as at first a smart yet naughty boy and goes against the rules set or been told to him. It has been told through how Astro disobeys and ends up having to pay for it by losing his life, which is given back to him through technology. He is given technology enhanced special abilities that in the movie make him feel like he has something that he has to do, this has shown boys that they have to be strong and powerful and need to protect everyone. Through this boy, have believed that they are robust and girls are weak and need protecting, but in reality, girls aren’t weak like shown in ads and men can be weak and need a