25). Gene was jealous that Phineas never got in trouble, always get away with things. He was jealous of Phineas talent. Also envy can be seen when, Gene is describing about envy that he was living with. He stated, “People experienced this fearful shock somewhere, this
Margaret King English 520.01 Essay 3 March 5th, 2012 The Anti-Hero and His Not so Trusty Sidekick Vial, deceitful, thieving, drunken, and craven are all words that describe Sir John Falstaff, yet for decades he has captured both readers and viewers alike. His life-loving, and fun seeking ways pull us in stronger than his corrupt and questionable behavior push us away. We love him in spite of his behavior, in fact perhaps we love him for his behavior. His zeal for life, “love,” and happiness are infections, and this though her personality rubbing off on Prince Hal. He is a foul man made of no moral fiber, and even less ambition yet he serves a a driving force through the plot of The First Part of Henry IV; creating adventure, conflict, character foils, and comedic relief.
Gene’s inability to trust is a representative of Gene and Finny’s failed relationship. Finny, being the great friend that he is, is always trying to get Gene to enjoy himself. Gene, however, believes Phineas is secretly jealous of him, and is trying to use sabotage as a way to make them equal in the race for valedictorian. Later in the novel, Gene realizes Finny is genuine in his desire to help Gene, not hurt him and guiltily thinks, “And I thought we were competitors! It was so ludicrous I wanted to cry.” (Knowles 66) In addition, after Finny’s fall, Gene tells no one about what he has done.
It connotes authority, basically telling us that a man with this name has the ability to rule a country greatly. The young prince is displayed at the beginning of the book as an addicted time waster for all the wrong things. This is shown in the quote, ‘His addiction was to courses vain’ The use of the word ‘addiction’ gives the sense that Henry not only liked his hobby (which was time wasting), but he was obsessed with it; he craved it. Craving is a negative action, as one can never get enough of an addiction, as they are insatiable. Furthermore, the phrase ‘courses vain’ illustrates that Henry was not even addicted to something beneficial or worthwhile for anybody.
He is an arrogant and a bully, his attitude showed the part that was not true. He knows about the affair between Daisy and Gatsby, this resulted in Tom degrading Gatsby. He used to love the fact to feel important doing and saying things about Gatsby. “Tom likes to call Gatsby “Mr. Nobody” (Bloom 25).
At first, Junior is determined to “demoralize” the “evil Wellpinit Redskins.” He continually describes them as the enemy, and in some respects thinks of with as little consideration as others. I think that the author’s craft in this story really helps to show this. At first, there are a lot of things in all caps. Often, these even end in exclamation points. This shows excitement.
Throughout the story Gatsby tells a myriad of lies concerning his personal life and occupation. So why does Nick become such grande friends with Gatsby despite Gatsby being everything Nick isn’t and dislikes? Nick likes Gatsby because Nick Sees Gatsby's whole person, and Nick longs to become like him because his passion towards Daisy. Unlike most people, Nick sees past Gatsby’s wealth, and sees his whole character and personality. However, this wasn’t always the case.
With his good intentions and smart thoughts, it made the other biguns feel inferior. As Piggy tried to state ways that could organize their ‘society’, the others would just tell him to be quiet. As the others would bully him, he’d always rely on Ralph to back him up which didn’t happen all the time. His character wasn’t very fit for survival on a deserted island, which made him complain more than the other boys did. As he followed the others up the mountain to the fire, he would continuously complain about his asthma and how he was tired.
(Moller 545) The author lamented about the competitive nature of the students saying “everyone wanted that spot at the top of the class, and social life was rife with competition.” (Moller 545) Moller then tells of the time he snorted Ritalin given to him by a friend and that it helped him wake up and become more focused on his homework. (Moller 546) The author uses this story to show that he did what he thought was required to keep up with the other students, even though he knew it was against the rules as well as illegal. The author equates this to sports in that the negative consequence of getting caught taking drugs wasn’t as bad as failing a test, in much the same way that athletes take performance enhancers to “keep up with the Joneses” so to speak. Though I agree with William Moller that athlete’s take PED’s to keep up with each other and that we place athletes on a pedestal that we shouldn’t, I disagree that it is the public’s fault because we hold them in high esteem. For me it boils down to