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
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. Everything Finny does, Genes starts to see as competition and rivalry. At one point Gene has a false realization that, “It was all cold trickery, it was all calculated, it was all enmity...We were even after all, even in enmity.
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
There are times where Lockie is found in a positive mood, and usually approaches the matter at hand with a positive attitude, but there are also times where Lockie isn’t in such a good mood and often hurts others because of his choices. Then there are times where he thinks beyond his emotions and surprises others with acts of consideration and general happiness. Ultimately, Lockie isn’t a bad person, or someone that
Not so much as the same kind of envy. Both Hamlet and Claudius are envious of Laertes sword skills but portrayed in different ways. Hamlet shows clear envy for Laertes sword skills like any person would be. His skills were much better than Hamlets and he wanted them. Another reason why he was envious of Laertes was because he had such a close relationship with Ophelia, his sister.
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.
One of the non-heroic traits Odysseus exhibited include being overconfident. One of the times this trait stood out when he went to the Cyclops and overestimated himself by thinking he would be able to gain goods from the Cyclops. However, he overestimated his capability and ended up with placing himself and his men in danger. Many protagonists are assumed to always be kind. However, Odysseus wasn’t always a pleasant person to be around and can be considered to lack humility .
As Gene engages in new experiences, he soon realizes that he envies Finny’s abilities. Gene comes of age through his understanding of the difficult challenges in his youth. Gene’s jealousy towards Finny’s perfect personality causes him to have childish emotions, such as resentment. Gene Forrester constantly battles within himself clashing emotions, specifically, hate and envy, towards Phineas. Since he strives to be like Finny, Gene does everything in his power to shove down his feelings of hatred and jealousy.
Clean forgot I had told him to Jump in, Well I ain 't do nothing like that no more¨ . This trait hurts him personally because people can abuse his niceness and get them to do something or take advantage of him. It also can get him into and out to trouble because he listens to George and George can mislead him into doing something that could get him into trouble. It can get him out of trouble to because of how nice he is he could not get into trouble but he could also be so nice and take the blame for someone else. Lennie also shows sympathy as he is a caring person.
In the book the Great Gatsby jealousy plays an important role. It has been theorized in the book that Tom is Jealous of Jay Gatsby. This leads some people to question why this is the case. This could be because the two of them are extremely similar to each other. Gatsby and Tom are argued to be far different from each other but they are more similar then people think.