In Ender’s Game Bonzo has a serious problem with Ender, He would literally kill Ender if he could, yet why? One reason Bonzo might hate Ender is because, Bonzo couldn't get Ender punished. “That’s why he hates you, because you didn’t suffer when he tried to punish you” (pg.109). Although another reason may be how small and young Ender is. “But as small as you are, you are worse than useless” (pg.77).
In Gene’s case, disloyalty and cowardice appears through his metaphorical bad heart. Gene’s insecurities got in the way of his friendship with Phineas. He was jealous that Finny could never get in trouble, and that he appeared to be perfect in almost every way. When Gene began to believe that Phineas wanted to surpass him academically, he felt threatened. This mixed with his jealousy, and caused him to impulsively shake the tree limb that Phineas was standing on, making him fall and shatter his leg.
Gene says that, “I was beginning to see that he could get away with anything. I couldn’t help envying him a little…” (Knowles 25). Gene then tries to justify his envious feelings towards Finny by explaining that, “There was no harm in envying even your best friend a little.” However, this envy turns into more of a jealousy and Gene starts to see Finny as more of competition, rather than a friend.
One day, thetwo boys were on top of the tree and a large sense of envy came over Gene, he shook the treebranch. Finny loses his balance, trying to reach for Gene. Gene, who does not move, he letsFinny fall. Finny shattered his leg and was told he could never play sports again. This is a keypoint in the novel which showed Gene at his lowest point where he let his emotions get the bestof him.
Tim’s expectations were not the case; instead Sam dies by being accused incorrectly of stealing his own cattle to teach other troops a lesson about how serious war is. The unecessary death of Sam inspires Tim to go neutral because Sam was not rewarded for valor and had no glory to his name. Tim doesn’t like that or want that so he chooses neither side of the
Being uncooperative with law enforcement shows that Jeramiah Land is not as righteous as he appears to be, the Land family has a very blurred sense of right and wrong. Jeramiah claims to be on the right hand of God, performing miraculous acts and reading God’s words, but does being a religious person make it okay to do the wrong thing? When Davy’s girlfriend Dolly is attacked by Isreal Finch and Tommy Basca, Jeramiah, instead of turning the boys into the police, takes
Wrong to keep pushing people away, wrong to let stupid comments from Steve jeopardize your career hear at Bluford. Wrong to protect guys that aren't your friends. " Martin does bad things, but it does not mean that he is a bad person because bad guys won't put themselves into trouble for helping a friend. Martin is the good boy who loves his family and his friends. Martin is not the soft boy as he thinks, but
Oedipus then is filled with rage after hearing Tiresias accusations that Oedipus is the “plague” and has “poisoned his own land” (717). Oedipus believed that Tiresias is a traitor and is lying about his accusations to harm him. Oedipus then decides to banish Tiresias and continues to seek answers. Oedipus’ freewill is limited because he is misguided by his ambitious character. He is not willing to hear and try to understand Tiresias advice because he wishes to be the savior and hero of his town.
Gene first begins with a simple jealousy for his friend. That jealousy leads him to yearn to become like Finny, which in Gene’s eyes is considered godlike. Later, Gene’s desire becomes so strong that he ruins Finny’s life in order to take his identity, but at the end realizes, that he destroyed Finny’s life for nothing. Therefore, beware of desires, since they could lead to catastrophic events that might change the life of everyone
The one thing we know without a doubt is that Boo Radley does not want to be in the spotlight, does not want to be the center of attention. Yet he rescued Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, killing him whether he meant to or not, an action which would have made him Maycomb’s resident hero if not for Heck Tate’s interference. Some would say that Boo was not a good person because of his past crimes and the rumors around him but committing does not make you a coward. Boo may not have been a brave person in the past but your past actions should not dictate the bravery of your present actions. As for whether he is a bad person, Boo gave away his treasures to the children, mended Jem’s pants and covered Scout with a blanket because he loves these children, regardless of the cruel games they play mocking him and portraying him as a monster.
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. Finny would never sabotage Gene.
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).
Alai also demonstrates, through his refusal, that he doesn’t possess the same compliance with inflicting pain on others despite being Bernard’s best friend. This exhibits the grandness of their humanity for they both sacrifice their own selves to prevent the boy they just met from getting hurt. “ He hadn’t meant to kill the Giant. This was supposed to be a game. Not a choice between his own grisly death and an even worse murder.
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. This is when all of the mixed emotions surfaced.
Thor is also left to adapt to modern society trends that are foreign to him despite his father refusing to recognize his logic. The hypocrisy in that is nasty and brutal to Thor. Nevertheless, the Prophet and Odin have different incentives from the suffering Taviana and Thor encounter. The Prophet has the community’s best interest in mind when disciplining Taviana as her dismissal keeps Unity safe and undercover from constables. However, Taviana is in a vulnerable situation where criminal activity is tempting; Unity wrongfully tosses Taviana to the streets and the Prophet does not care for Taviana.