throughout the whole novel, Gene has envied Finny’s superb athletic ability. Gene’s mind is not in the right place while the boys are both on the limb together. Knowles shows this when Gene takes the step of betrayal. Knowles writes in Genes perspective, “Holding firmly to the trunk, I took a step toward him, and then my knees bent and I jounced the limb” (60). Gene was out for Finny because he thought Finny was trying to be better than everyone else.
Both the good and the tragic memories he mentions include him and his friends. Knowles, in A Separate Peace, displays competition through Gene, Finny, and Brinker both physically and mentally. Gene is very competitive on the academic side, striving to be the best of the best. Stress develops Gene and he begins to compare himself to Finny. Gene confirms that they are equally balanced
I think this because it was shown a lot in chapter 3 and 4 that Gene has a dark, jealous side. Whenever something bad happens to Gene the first person he looks to blame is Finny. It is shown that he is very insecure throughout both of these chapters because he thinks that Finny excels more than he
Jealousy is a hatred for someone better than you and “acting like a child” means being immature and having no sense, put those together and get Cassius. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, jealousy is a big motif within the Tragedy; everything revolves around jealousy, without it what would the story line be? Everyone is a bit jealous but out of all the characters the one conspirator who is over the top filled with jealousy is Cassius. Cassius’s jealous child outburst usually is toward people with more power than him, in this case that powerful person is Caesar. Cassius’s jealousy leads him to tell people to go against Caesar which obviously leads to Caesar's assassination.
‘He hated himself at that moment. Why was he acting and feeling this way?’ These lines show that how frustrated he was with the meeting with Mr. Dalton. He felt helpless being in front of the white man whom he hated but he cannot express his feelings as he is just a puppet in their hands. He was full of anger as he was the product of white society where his anger was a disguise in fear. When he kills Mary, he sort of feels powerful and dominating to the needs of the society.
I could never please him.” (Hinton, 13) This quote shows that Ponyboy dislikes Darry with a feeling of rejection. There is evidence supporting the fact that Ponyboy and Darry dislike each other. This is shown when Darry is too strict and demanding, when Ponyboy runs away, when Darry slaps Ponyboy, and when both brothers yell and argue. Negative family members, such as Darry, influenced the actions of our characters. This is shown when Ponyboy runs away due to the physical violence of his brother, Darrel Curtis.
The second is how he is almost alienating himself from others and very rarely opens up to anybody, and his relationships with people are not great because he thinks of many of the people he meets are phony. These two struggles are what causes Holden to realise his purpose is being a catcher in the rye. His struggle to adulthood is quite evident. Holden states that the adult world is a nasty and horrible place, he thinks that the adult world is very phony, fake, and corrupt. These are words he uses quite often to describe the adult world, proving that he despises the thought of being an adult.
This short story models a great example of how conflicts in marriage can end badly unexpectedly. In “Popular Mechanics” the man was selfish and lacked communication skills. Therefore, the blame is placed on him for the issues in the relationship. This story explains how there will be conflicts in marriage, and if the conflicts aren’t fixed, it affects everyone close to the couple. Everyone has fights and arguments, but in this story, the couple were in an extremely rough spot.
But Leontes comes to the, illogical conclusion that Hermione is having an affair with Polixenes all by himself. There’s many theories why Leontes acts so irrationally. One theory states that Leontes behaviour is a result of his own fears and insecurities which causes him to see solid evidence where there isn’t any. And Leontes is actually expressing a fear that he will lose Hermione because he feels he’s not good enough for her and there’s self-hatred at the bottom of his insane
Moreover, Mirrens’ ambitions were also selfish. She was ‘jealous of [Cady] and mad at the rest of [her] family’ (p216), thus her vision was distorted by her determination and inflamed her reckless act of burning Clairmont. Consequently, Johnny who ‘was as committed to the things that mattered to him as anyone could possibly be’ (p211) transformed into a victim of selfish ambition when his commitment towards recuperating
Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all. Charlie first experiences people making fun of him, now that he has knowledge to understand that. This event must have hurt him deeply, because the very people he trusted and thought were his friends were actually mocking and making fun of him. He feels ashamed because people are using his name as an excuse for making mistakes, and he didn’t want to be known this way. This quote states how people are not used to and are kind of afraid of Charlie, as his newfound intelligence was not the Charlie they knew.