The older boys are constantly rude to each other and don’t really act like friends at all. The younger boys also tend to ridicule each other but they do it in a loving, joking type of way. I think that the Gordie and his friends remind Ace of what his childhood friends were probably like and he is jealous of their carefree ways and that is why he despises them so much. They remind him of a time when things were much easier and he didn’t have to constantly be on edge and feel like he has to prove something. Dr. Steven Hanley, a psychologist specializing in male friendship discusses how when young, the love and intimacy felt towards a male friend seems natural and uncomplicated.
Victor was always good at basketball, while Thomas isn’t good at any physical activity and wants to be Victor's friend. Victor ends up letting Thomas go on the Trip with him and slowly but surely becomes closer friends with Thomas. Now in Diary it is a different story, at the beginning Arnold is best friends with Rowdy, but once he switches schools he and Rowdy stop speaking. (quote). Although it doesn’t look good for their friendship, but in the end Rowdy and Arnold end up becoming friend again despite what both of them have been through.
Doodle doesn't give up because he is shown desirement although he goes through occasional cruelty by his brother. Brothers only motivation is to make Doodle like other kids to avoid himself from self embarrassment of having a brother who is disabled and going through a battle of his own ego. Meanwhile the story continues brother is selfish, careless and prideful throughout the story. One trait brother showed is being careless. He is careless because he is constantly reminding doodle how he is disabled.
Hassan’s ability to suffer without becoming bitter frustrated Amir greatly, often making him feel guilty of his actions. The substantial thing about Hassan was that he remained a truly good and genuine person, even though he had his fair share of hard times. Even years later, after being driven out of the house by Amir and growing up to live his own life, Hassan never thought of holding a grudge against Amir, making him truly admirable. Hassan married a woman named Farzana and they conceived a child together. Hassan named his son ‘Sohrab”, after Amir’s and his favourite book when they were little, highlighting that Amir remained very important to him.
As a “loving” friend and relative, they both share a common bond in wanting to care for Ophelia, but the future shows differently than what they intended. When Ophelia died towards the end, that common bond they shared for her grew stronger and added to the fire that ultimately drew them to go against one another. Hamlet became rejectful of the news and anger soon took over. When confronted by Laertes and challenged by his feeling for
In the book, Outsiders, I noticed the most character development in Ponyboy Curtis. Although he didn’t realize many things until the end of the book, I think once everything registered within himself, he took everything that had happened to him in the past couple weeks as a lesson. One thing that Ponyboy finally grasped was that his oldest brother Darry actually cared for him. At first Ponyboy had always thought that Darry didn’t like him and that Darry would rather him be gone. However, after his friends repeatedly reassured Ponyboy that his older brother had been hard on him because he really loved and cared about him, Ponyboy slowly started to realize that, even though the two still fought a bit.
In the book The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton has been and still is a favorite among its readers, the book focuses on group identity and individuality. I connected with the book because it shows how close friends can be, they can be almost family. Over time the character Johnny has developed, he became more brave and was willing to kill someone to save his friends and himself, he is intuitive, selfless and optimistic. Johnny thinks that there is still good in the world no matter what happens. Johnny often feels afraid, he doesn’t want to go home because of what his parents do to him.
Throughout the novel, Will and Jim are faced with many forms of evil that often test the strength of their friendship and trust in eachother. However once the carnival is introduced, it almost seems that Jim is tearing away from the friendship because of his desire to be older. With this being true, Will still stays friends with Jim and he is still always there to protect him. Because Jim is one of Will’s only friends, it causes him to greatly care about Jim. During the novel, Will is seen many times not only looking out for Jim, but also putting himself in harm’s way in order to keep Jim safe.
I thought it’s interesting that the author has Wade and Art3mis develop a relationship where they both have crushes on each other even though they never met in person before. This just shows that OASIS can help people find someone they actually love and care about. At first I was still struggling to read these chapters, but once I read one, the rest of them were easily to get excited about.
George’s neighbors were not very fond of George and found him to be “too generous” and felt that “he was overcompensating for something”, or just did not like him at all. When their house flooded a few years back, George was the first person there to lend a helping hand, even if it risked his safety. Whether their opinion on George changed or not, his family always thought highly of him. His family and people important to him were his main priorities, so whenever they needed help he was there to help. As a result, his family and friends were well taken care of and soon, his enemies turned into friends due to his helpful deeds.
A separate peace by John Knowles is book that takes place at a boarding school and a big part of it is looking at how tragedy can change a characters personality. Gene Forrester the protagonist and narrator of the novel is a great example of this. At the beginning of the book he is envious of his best friend Phineas and will do anything to be the best, but as the book goes on and tragedy strikes all he feels is guilt. Before the tragedy of Finny breaking his leg gene is envious of him. Finny who is one of those attractive guys who everyone likes and is attracted to because of his good nature other than his rule breaking.