You’ll think about it and it'll worry you for quite a long time, but you won't pay for it”(122-123). Even though Mack and the boys attempted to do a good deed, it turned out horrible and it ruined Doc’s place which led to “Doc’s eyes flamed with a red animal rage” and that’s when he punched Mack. Mack accepted the punch from Doc because he knew that he messed up and made life harder for Doc because Doc knows he was the one cleaning up the mess. This is ironic because Steinbeck shows how Mack and the boys attempt to do a good deed by throwing Doc a surprise party, but it ends up destroying Doc’s place and angering him. This comes back to the role of the individual which is to pursue happiness, which is exactly what Mack and the boys tried
At Devon, Leper is an outcast who Gene befriends again because no one else seems to understand him but gene. This shows how although Gene has swayed emotions, underneath all he is a good person who doesn't mind taking another friend even if it means he is viewed differently for being around Leper. Along with that after braking Finny’s leg and finding out Finny will never play sports again, Gene wishes he had been the one to break his leg. Further showing how at heart Gene is a good friend. Gene’s widespread personality lead to him acquiring a diverse description, including jealousy, self preservation, over analysing, but friendly
Educated Stupidity. While Frodo leads the way to Mordor to destroy the ring he makes several poor choices. The choices that are needed to be made are critical to get to Mordor successfully. While Frodo makes the uneducated decisions that you need to make as a leader, Sam, his best friend and gardener, saves him several times by correcting the choices of Frodo. The other archetype comes from Gollum, the outcast, banished for murder which he committed due to selfishness caused by the seduction of the ring.
With all that Edmund had done to their family, you would think that Edgar would not easily accept him back with open arms. Edmund is a true villain with his dramatic and outrageous betrayal. His true villain status is also seen in his redemption with how easily he manipulates his brother into forgiving him. Edmund did horrible things and Edgar forgives him right then and there because of a few speeches from his brother. Edmund, the illegitimate son of Gloucester, is the true villain
Certain stories portray the main character as the epitome of complaisant behavior causing the audience to learn what types of consequences come along with it. The selfish acts of the protagonist in, Godfather Death, makes the protagonist in, A&P, seem like a love sick little boy. The protagonists in each story love their families and care for others not knowing that it will damage them in the long run, but their different acts of selfishness, lack of self-control and the inability to say no, ultimately represents the doctor as the worst out of the two. The doctor in, Godfather Death, is selfish and felt as though he could cheat death. When the doctor came to Godfather Death to save his kids, the doctor had good intentions, but when Death gave him the power to become a very successful doctor, the doctor’s selfishness came into play.
Finny is in the infirmary because Gene jounced the limb on a tree which caused him to lose his balance, plummet into the river bank, and shatter his leg. Finny does not remember Gene’s rampacious action, which caused the accident. Prior to the fall, Gene thought Finny was his enemy, and that Finny was trying to sabotage his academics. Gene realizes he was being paranoid about him, so he regretfully thinks, “‘I thought we were competitors! It was so ludicrous I wanted to cry’” (Knowles 66).
Another reason why a Separate Peace is a pessimistic novel is because it tells of a character who maliciously expressed his pettiness and jealousy to his friend through harm. During the entire novel Gene is rude to Finny for an unreasonable and unrealistic reason and “jounces the limb” to prove it. Gene’s jealousy of Finny’s natural talent drove their friendship to the point where it slowly disintegrates into anarchy and denial. All of these roots stemmed off from the moment when Gene- in his moment of hesitancy- shook the limb so that Finny would fall and shatter his leg ultimately crippling him from playing any physical sport ever again. Throughout the entire novel, Finny was completely unaware that his best friend would ever hurt him in such a way.
Finally, that pride takes over the narrator completely, causing him to run when “Doodle’s and [his] plan [comes to] naught, and that streak of cruelty within [him] [awakens]” (Hurst 353). The narrator is so prideful that the thought of Doodle and him failing stings more than ever. Pride controls the narrator’s actions; Doodle’s death is a result of those actions. The pride is beneficial when it is controlled, but it quickly leads to Doodle’s downfall when it goes too far, pushing Doodle past his
In the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, there were different themes throughout. The theme that stood out the most was “Good and evil exist in all humans, and we live our lives struggling with theses two forces.” The real world has examples of good and evil such as yin and yang, water and land, life and death. All of these examples balance each other out just like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde balance each other out. Dr. Jekyll creates a potion that transforms him into the infamous Mr. Hyde who soon will take him over. Throughout the novella Jekyll would struggle to keep Mr. Hyde from “escaping” and taking over.
Although Johnny knew it was the right choice, some of the buildings debris fell on Johnny’s back, fell on Johnny’s back,which broke his spine and killed him. Ponyboy was terrified when Johnny saved the kids, and when Johnny’s injury affected him badly. But when Ponyboy found out Johnny was going to die he was horrified. Ponyboy said, “Then I heard Johnny scream, and as I turned to go back to him, Dally swore behind me and clubbed me as hard as he could across the back (pg.93)”. From this text we can infer that Ponyboy wanted to help when he heard Johnny scream, but