Gene realizes that Finny needs him and decides to side with Finny. There for making Brinker jealous of their friendship. He sees that despite Gene hating Finny he will always be loyal to him. I know how Funny felt. Brinker was trying to steal his best friend.
His envy of Phineas causes him to hurt both Finny and himself. Gene's jealousy takes over his life and changes how he acts throughout the novel. The accident transforms the root of Gene’s jealousy from destructive to obsessive because of Finny’s athleticism, his ease at being able to escape blame, and his overall superior personality. Before the accident, Gene always tries to compete with Finny, and his jealousy for Finny’s athletic ability leads to the destruction of their friendship. Gene resents how Finny is naturally talented.
Throughout the novel, Gene is constantly envying Finny because he describes him with many god-like traits that he himself does not possess. Gene sees that “Phineas could get away with anything” even when he gets into trouble, and starts to admit he “couldn 't help envying [Finny] [...] which was perfectly normal. There was no harm in envying even your best friend a little” (Knowles 25 ). However, when Gene becomes paranoid that Finny is also envious of his academic success but then realizes that this is not true, his jealousy develops into enmity as he sees that Finny is naturally pure and good willed at heart- something he is not. Because he “was not of the same quality as [Finny]” (59), Gene unleashes his anger by physically harming Finny.
Great Expectations is essentially a novel of the education of a young man in the lesson of life. Pip is analyzing himself through his memories and from the point of view of maturity (“Charles Dickens” 1). Pip encounters all of the influential people in his life during his childhood. The first and most obvious are his family. Mrs. Joe and Joe Gargery, Pip’s sister and brother-in-law, are the only family that Pip has ever known.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin begins with several anecdotes in the form of a letter to Benjamin’s son. This is the first encounter we have, as the reader, with the aspect of the written word. Franklin writes that he has “had pleasure in obtaining any little anecdotes of my [his ancestors]” (1). Franklin sought a purpose to write about his own life so that it would be shared with his son. He shares his life story of how he went from being poor to rich and famous, and provides a blueprint for the life he hopes his son will be able to embody, as he grows older.
This book is about a boy named Kenny who learns the true meaning of family through a trip to Birmingham. “The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963” starts off in Flint, Michigan in the winter of 1962, but most of the story occurs in the spring and summer of 1963. The protagonist, Kenny, tells the story from his point of view, which is first person point of view. Kenny is the middle child in the Watson family. He is ten years old, has a lazy eye, yet an excellent student.
The writer argues that with the help of a wise person, a young man will gain more knowledges and experiences. In addition, the author uses the comparison to demonstrate the similarity of his story and the example of Parzival’s story. He starts by telling about a young man which is paired with him (15). The boy says to him that he has issues and he is looking for clarity (15). Later, when he returns to see him, he tells that he will do a drumming career (16).
He is extremely envious of the methods in which Finny uses to escape his unusual actions and his popularity. He embeds himself in a pool of self-assurance, by repeatedly telling himself over and over again that having a best friend like Finny is an accolade and he should see it as an achievement. However, this transparent excuse of Gene's maturity at this point, portrays a very young, foolish, and selfish young man. "It was hypnotism. I was beginning to see that Phineas could get away with anything.
The effect of stress and tension on the camaraderie of the boys becomes elevated. The intensities of war, envy, and intricate personalities synthesize to provide an interesting look into the subconscious mind and sanity of war-time youth. Phineas and Gene form the illusion of great companionship, combining superior athletic ability with a powerful intellect. However, a silent rivalry develops between them. At the beginning of the story Gene seems to accept Finny's premium physical agility, but he resents what he feels is flaunting (of his aptitudes) by Phineas.
However, Gene has no proof that Finny returns the feelings of hatred. Gene feels he must exceed Finny, so he wobbles the limb. The animosity within Gene takes over, only now he becomes aware that the hatred does not return. Finny is flawless. He loves Gene like he loves everybody else.