Rowdy And Arnold Relationship Analysis

For anybody, there is at least one person that they can identify with the most. While personalities can be vastly different from each other, one may look to up to a friend because of the way they express themselves, or because of their problem solving skills. The relationships between Rowdy and Arnold, and between Su-Jen and Charlotte both share the same level of closeness and contain individuals having friends with personalities vastly different from themselves, yet both relationships are very different in the way they interact. First of all, the relationships between Rowdy and Arnold and between Su-Jen and Charlotte both share the same level of closeness with each other. Firstly, it would be unwise to measure the …show more content…
To elaborate, the moments of interaction shared between Arnold and Rowdy are unique only to themselves. Whenever Arnold approaches Rowdy about his problems, he is often received with tough love, and probably a beating of some kind. While Junior was the quintessential nerdy kid and Rowdy was the stereotypical tough guy, their relationship begins to thrive when they are alone alone. It is eluded by Arnold that while Rowdy may be very violent and confrontational, on the inside, he is someone who is very caring and can also be very nerdy. It is in those brief moments where Arnold envisions Rowdy inside his favourite comics, which was the most unique. Arnold was able to encapsulate the reality which Rowdy had desired, to help him escape reality and enter his “dreams” (23). Furthermore, when they are outside, Rowdy reacts very differently. Born with a condition known as Hydrocephalus, or “Water on the brain” (3), he was constantly picked on by other Indians apart of the reservation. Rowdy often stood as a guardian angel for Junior, beating up anybody who chose to pick on Junior. What is interesting about this interaction, is the fact that Rowdy really enjoys being violent around Junior. Perhaps it is a way for Rowdy to cast out all of his pent up frustration due to the domestic abuse he experiences at home. To digress, …show more content…
They both shared the most intimate relationships, while having both having friends with personalities nearly parallel to themselves but, the style in which the friends interacted with each other was a crucial difference in separating both of the relationships. Yes, parents sacrifice many things for their child which a friend could never give. But in friendships, people share many enjoyable and irreplaceable memories with a friend which a parent could also never replicate. Ultimately, a friend a could be more important than a parent in different

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