The name of this book is “Jake, reinvented”. Gordon Korman tells us the story that is much alike “The Great Gatsby”. But this story happened during our time. Although this book is not about love, but it is about selfishness and betray. The “Gatsby” in “Jake, reinvented” is Jake Garret. Nobody knew who is he and where he came from. Although he is the beast new long-snapper the Fitz football team has ever had. But everybody knows him because of his legendary parties. Every single Friday Jake hosts the parties. Every single Fitz High School student wants to be invited.
Jealousy is an emotion that many would experience in their lifetime. The trigger for the emotion jealousy differs for everyone but no doubt that people would experience this emotion a handful of times in their life. Many if not most people would develop jealousy during their time in a relationship regardless of the length of the relationship. Some researchers like Attridge (2013) consider jealousy a positive behavior because of the fear of losing one’s partner could mean the transition of one love style to another with an increase in one of the components. There are different types of jealousy (Miller,
In the book Jake Reinvented the theme seems to be not to stress over the unimportant things but to focus on the little things and as times go by. In times in the book Jake focuses on having fun and living life to the fullest. In this book the main character is Jake Garrett who is a smart kid who is the long snapper on the football time and likes to throw lots of wild parties. He tends to some times in the story veer away and party too much and get in trouble.
Jealousy is a powerful emotion that can blind oneself from identifying the truth. Shakespeare heavily emphasizes this theme throughout the drama Othello, especially through the actions of characters. In the play the heinous antagonist, Iago, uses each character’s jealousy to deceive that person and manipulate the truth. His false promises and deceitfulness bring to the demise of many of the main characters in the play, including the protagonist, Othello. Othello could not have been deceived if it were not for his powerful jealousy. Therefore, Shakespeare is telling us that jealousy is an ugly trait that can hide the truth, which in turn causes many problems between characters in the play.
Bottom line of it all, Jake Reinvented shows both sides of loyalty coin. On one side you have how loyalty can get you out of a bad situation. Friends helping friends, like Rick and Todd. On the flip side is loyalty can be played against you as Didi did between Jake, Rick, Todd, and the whole team. These were High school kids that knew how to use these bonds as if it was an instinct. Jake Reinvented just shows how people can manipulate others by using loyalty as a tool.
Upon arriving to the CDC, Rick is shocked to learn of the doctors negative outlook. Rick tells him that there is more however, Rick’s more is his wife and child. This love influences Rick to very careful of where he goes so that he always returns back to them. Finally, when Lorie dies giving childbirth, Rick is thrown into a psychological meltdown. His remorse for not expressing his love overwhelm him and make him question his judgement. This is a great example of just how powerful a romantic relationship with love can be.
Close relationships often have their ups and downs. When one spends enough time with a person it is inevitable that they will have an argument. Best friends, for example, share everything with each other. They laugh together, cry together and trust one another completely. Yet throw a boy that they are both interested in into the picture and they are lying and backstabbing their way into his arms. Or perhaps they are both dying to play Juliet. Suddenly they view each other as enemies who will stop at nothing for the part. One might spread rumors about the other or sabotage her audition. Even something as innocent as grades can turn into a knockdown, drag-out, fight to the finish. They resort to cheating, or anything that will give them a leg up from the other. These crazy situations are just a few of the many examples that show how competition can create feelings of resentment, bitterness and even hatred between people who at one point were inseparable.
Have you ever thought about changing your life completely around in a matter of time? Well in a matter of time you could change your life around with one small mistake in your game or when you lose your wife or have one huge win over a rival or win the lottery. In Jake Reinvented, Jake changed his whole life to try and get the girl of his dreams, Didi. Jake decided to go out for football for the first time, and throw huge parties for the school, dressed up with cooler clothes.
But jealousy, and especially sexual jealousy, brings with it a sense of shame and humiliation. For this reason it is generally hidden; if we perceive it we ourselves are ashamed and turn our eyes away; and when it is not hidden it commonly stirs contempt as well as pity. Nor is this all. Such jealousy as Othello’s converts human nature into chaos, and liberates the beast in man; and it does this in relation to one of the most intense and also the most ideal of human feelings. (169)