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.
My answer would be that the superficial appearance was that they were inseparable, friends to the end. But, between the two, the path was bumpy to say the least. They had a rough go, especially with the issue of the war, the fact that their mutual friend had seemed to go crazy, Gene caused nothing but trouble for Phineas, and was quite well the death of him. Did they have a friendship? My answer is yes, although it dwindled.
He may admire some of the traits that finny has that he is Muno2 also jealous of or how Finny is capable of getting away with a lot of the trouble he causes. Gene seems to fall into a more depressive state as World War II goes on and the fact that his friendship is fading with his friend. Something else interesting that happens to Finny is how he starts to become confused with his identity. After the incident with Finny, Gene begins to do some out of the ordinary activities such as wearing Finny's clothing, walking in the dark and the inability to cry at Finny's funeral. It is obvious how Gene had reacted to the incident.
All in all pride really killed his brother. The narrator's and Doodle's character shows how pride effected them throughout the rest of the story. "Whenever we went, I walked purposely fast, and although he kept up, has eyes become glazed " (Hurst 178) This quote shows his character, carelessness and only thinking about himself hurt his brother. Another quote "Doodle was both frightened and tired " (Hurst) . This quote shows that the narrator's characteristic bad he doesn't care about how hard it's on his brother.
Kano's "pity for the ignorance and brutality" of his "own countrymen" and his complete "understanding of the suffering of the prisoners" enabled him to show utmost compassion towards the POWs (Hillenbrand 245-46). Kano defied his elders not because he felt the need to be rebellious, but because he realized the immorality of all the actions occurring, and realized he could be the better person and do his part to help those in need. The actions of Kano consisted of him finding sick men "easy jobs to keep them officially 'at work'" and "[talking] guards into looking the other way" while POWs violated the prison law (245). Kano also "hung blankets" and "scrounged up charcoal" so to heat the rooms and "snuck sick men" from the Japanese doctor and to the POW who was a physician (245). Kano did more than just prove to the POWs that he was a compassionate guard, he possibly saved prisoners from losing their lives due to malnutrition, freezing, and misdiagnosis.
This essay will explore this interpretation of Haig and the generals, but in order to provide a balanced view, I will also consider the positive interpretations of Haig as a leader, as many sources from the time and recently praise him as a good leader. At the time of the war and after, soldiers criticised Haig and the generals , Haig was criticised because he made commands without being in trenches. In source B2 a soldier who had watched his friends die around him due to Haigs incompetence and bad planning, wrote “it was pure bloody murder. Douglas Haig should have been hung, drawn and quartered for what he did on the Somme. The cream of British manhood was shattered in less than 6 hours.” This suggests that he wanted Haig to be punished due to his loss of so many of his own men, but also due to his own resentment towards him.
Now that he became really successful, he felt bad that he proved Vladek wrong because at similar ages;Vladek went through Auschwitz while Artie became successful and famous through the publication of Maus. Pavel then points out that they were both in two totally different circumstances, Auschwitz and Rego Park, and that Vladek might have done these actions because he felt guilt that he survived the Holocaust while many of his relatives and friends died in concentration camps. Due to this guilt, he tried to imply that he was always right to
But during war they are the opposite of courageous and selfless, with a single moto of “Each man is for himself.” The narrator leaves his friends behind, because he knows that if he were to stop he would be dead. The soldiers are addressed as heroes though when they first embark on their journey, with most of them too drunk to realise what they are getting into. The narrator is then put through one of the greatest tests in the book in which he kills for the very first time, and when the battalion raids an abandoned town for food and supplies reverting to stealing. Heroes are those who are proud to be what they are, to know what they are heading into and unafraid of what is ahead of them. Generals Die in Bed shows how for the narrator and his fellow soldiers, this is quite the opposite.
“He’d always had a joke, then, too, and now you couldn’t get him to laugh, or when he did it was more the sound of a man choking”. Lyman was trying to see how he could get his old brother back. Henry used to love that red convertible so Lyman decided to destroy it so he can give Henry the chance to be excited about re modeling it. This helped for a little while. This war had a huge impact on Henry physically.” I took myself a hammer.
Keller taught Paul 'life lessons', which was derived from his own life, plagued with suffering. Paul becomes fascinated with his past, and later discovers through Keller how hard a life he led after the death of his wife and child. Keller blamed himself for losing them, because like paul, he also had too much pride, and thought nothing would harm the family 'who played for hitler'. he was so hurt by his own arrogance that he wanted to kill himself. however, keller survives.