Both examples show how each of the boys are opposed to face their own realities, and because of this they end up hurting themselves. Other similarities between both characters are displayed throughout the stories also. Such as, in the book, Finney finds out Gene pushes him off the tree on purpose, and Finney doesn’t want to ask why because he “believes [him],” and that it would crush Finney (Knowles 191). Since he cannot bear to face the circumstances, consequently Finney, who became “increasingly dependent on Gene,” dies with a broken heart (Telgen). In the same way, Neil is clearly resistant towards his father when he lies to Mr. Keating about asking for his father’s
He endangers a sailor by sending him to climb the tree. After a while, and the sailor does not returned, “[Ulysses] dispatch[es] another sailor to climb and see what happened to the first one” (Evslin 43). With out offering to climb himself, Ulysses carelessly sends another sailor after the second, totaling three sailors sent to their death. Eventually Ulysses sees that he should climb the tree. Ulysses does not know that the tree is actually a gigantic cannibal.
Grendel’s Assignment: 1. Grendel learns that not only are the humans different from him but their movements are “mysteriously irritating. While he is trapped in a tree and realizes he can’t get down, he calls out for him mother who is clearly not there. He then states, "I understood that, finally and absolutely, I alone exist." While the bull was striking towards him, he then seemed to think the world was nothing but chaotic.
It’s just between you and me. Don’t say anything about it, to… anyone.” (pg. 44) The inability to adapt to new situations results in the repetitions of past mistakes. Phineas still doesn’t to believe that Gene jounced the tree causing him to fall out when their friends hold the trial. This upsets Phineas causing him to storm out, and trip and fall down the stairs, hurting himself again because of something Gene has done.
One of those situations being the betrayal of Finny to Gene when he causes him to flunk his first test. Another being how betrayed Gene felt when Leper accused him of deliberately hurting Finny and causing him to fall out of the tree, shattering his leg. The most influential betrayal of the whole novel was when Gene jounced the limb and broke Finny’s leg. Although finny forgave him, he still couldn’t help but feel a little bit betrayed by him. 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.
Also, he is ashamed of allowing his family to see him the way he is. Besides the couple of nurses that take care of him, he has no one and nothing to live for. Joe Bunham, now injured with no limbs, suffered through the pain that no 20 year old should be going through. The war altered his life to a point where one questions the point of living. What happened to him during the war mentally changed his view on what his future should really be.
Jealousy overcame Gene one day and caused him to jounce a tree limb he and finny were jumping from therefore having finny land on the ground with a fractured leg. The doctor set the break but finny would never run again, his athletic career was over. In the end of the book Finny
Finny is in the assembly room and Brinker is basically telling Finny that Gene shook the branch and meant for Finny to fall. When Finny hears this, he doesn’t believe or want to hear anymore. He quickly runs out of the assembly room and Gene thinks, “…these separate sounds collided into the general tumult of his body falling clumsily down the white marble stairs” (177). Finny doesn’t believe Gene would do something mean to him so he runs out of the room and falls down the stairs. Finny is naïve and cannot accept the fact that there is war and that people would hurt other innocent people.
Last we checked, riding in rodeos was no crime, but jumping little kids is pretty bad. I were also a tad shocked when Dally got out of the hospital by holding a knife to a nurse's throat. With all of this Dallas (Dally) Winston, was a hard nut but he loved Johnny and when he blamed Johnny’s death because of his actions he couldn’t take it and went on a all out suicide mission to die. Ponyboy isn’t sure why but Darry as we are told through Ponyboy thinks that Johnny was loved by all, but throughout the book Johnny looked up to Dally who when Johnny died couldn’t take
Tom comes up with the plan “… to tie Jim to the tree for fun.” (Twain 6) after he falls asleep during his stake out, after hearing a noise which was Huck and Tom trying to escape the house. Huck only objects because he does not want Jim to wake up and make a disturbance and allow them to discover that he was not in his room, but not because such an act is inhumane. Pinksker states that the “social conditioning” ever present in the novel, “… puts layers of fat around the soul and… covers the eyes with motes.” (Pinksker 1) Evidence of this immorality appears during Jim’s conversation with Huck when he describes how he plans on regaining ownership of his own children and wife, he goes on to say that if he does not have enough