He had always thought they were best friends and that they were always there for each other, when Finny never realized Gene only saw the competition between them, and that really shows how completely different types of people they are. The novel A Separate Peace has many great examples of betrayal and all of them help you have a better understanding of the characters specifically, the plot and the theme of the whole story. John Knowles did a great job of using the text to help the readers understand the characters and the rest of the plot in a better
I had excepted defeat and was alright with it. I didn't really care because I knew that I had constructed it better than I would have if I didn't use the instructions. Although Morrie is extremely sick, he still excepts himself and his physical condition. Morrie sates that you should “accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do” (18). At the end of the book, all Morrie can do is talk.
His dream is to live out of society, alone. Although the film shows he was compassionate towards those he met along his journey that helped him. For example, he talks to Jan about her family problems and gives Ron Franz a sense of family and belonging. He cares about them, even if there are things he doesn't like about people. This changes the viewers reaction to Chris as at the start, he is very arrogant to his family, but these things shows how he can be compassionate.
I know I kind of dragged you away at the point of a gun, but after all, you can’t come to the shore with just anybody and you can’t come by yourself, and at this teen-age period in life the proper person is your best pal (Knowles 40).” In this quote, Finny tells Gene that he is grateful to Gene for being his best friend. This shows that Finny is actually a true friend and is not as selfish as he may appear. However, Finny is also a little envious of Gene’s academic abilities and this next quote helps to illustrate this fact, “I’d kill myself out of jealous envy (Knowles 44).” Even though Finny says this in a joking
Agreeable people get along well with others and are generally considerate, friendly and willing to compromise their interests with others (Rothmann & Coetzer 2013). Agreeable people think positively of others. They see others as trustworthy, honest and decent. Disagreeable people on the other hand, place self interest before others. They treat others with suspicion and as such, they do not generally get along well with others.
A best friend understands the situation or problem I am having, without me having to explain the situation to her. It’s like we are on the same wavelength of thoughts. Knowing my likes and dislikes is part of knowing a person inside and out, thus, understanding where a person is coming from. My issue may be so large that I cannot see past the forest of troubles, however, my best friend can see past that forest, into the valley and give me an answer without hesitation or questions. Knowing when not to ask questions is a must of a best friend.
For this purpose arguing may actually help both to get to know each other more profoundly. Friendships that last a life time are not always perfect, but the rapport that coexists in it is strong enough to overwhelm the imperfections. In conclusion, a friendship will be able to withstand any given conflict. All in all, argument may seem like stubble in a friendship, but avoiding it may result in an even larger conflict and a shorter relationship with a special person. In contrast, arguing can cause you to get to know a person who may progressively become a close friend.
Unfortunately, those feelings have now gone out the window and I stand here before you ... terrified Well, in my quest to find words that would describe you, XXXXX, what better source than to ask your friends and family; so buddy here are some words I jotted down They say you are a great friend, thoughtful, caring, trusting and charismatic. In fact I barely found a person who had a bad word to say. Although, I did find some. When I heard belligerent, ungrateful, lazy, stubborn and obstinate I thought…hang on, that’s a bit rough, but if his parents don’t know him then who does. Of course this is not true or we wouldn’t all be here today.
The first sort is really kind-hearted people who are always ready to help all people in the world no matter what social position they have The other sort who only try to look kind and friendly. But they are friendly only with people whom they are interested in. I hate such people because you don’t know if they are really good or only want to look friendly and I cannot trust them. A lot of things can change a person’s character. If you are a kind man and you have grown up with rude, cruel people you can become alike them or a bad man can become kind.
It is refreshing to know there are people who still believe in being kind to someone else. It took courage for Mr. Zinn to undertake such a journey. His courage, leap of faith, allows us to continue to believe in human beings. The world is indeed dangerous, but there is hope. Sharing and helping someone less fortunate than one self is a way to spread that hope; thank you Mr. Jon Kabat-Zinn for such a good