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On the surface it seems that David paints a noble picture of his brother Jack and tries to use him in contrast with his own failings If you read deeper into the book however you see that Jacks admiration it is not really very convincing and he puts down some of the qualities that make Jack a likeable larrikin but to say that he damns Jack completely is an exaggeration It seems more that David is just confused by the complexity of their relationship he shows admiration disdain envy and embarrassment towards his brother David in some parts writes in absolute admiration for his brother At the start of chapter two when David is starting to paint a picture of the type of person jack is he state that Jack was noble and brave and also that he is less clever he also explains how Jack would never hold a grudge or want to dissimilarly to himself In this part of the book it is clear that David wants us to see Jack as a decent type of guy He goes on to talk about Jacks passion for life and adventure and his innate nobility One would also think here that David is still trying to paint a good picture of Jack but he states that Jack was ham strung by his innate nobility which says that his nobility maybe was not a great thing but more of a burden to Jack and that he might have been better off without it This is certainly changing the perception of Jack by suggesting that he was beaten by his own dignity but it is certainly not evident here that David is at all condemning his brother At the end of chapter four David speaks about a time when he felt hatred towards his brother He talks about the time when they were both teenager and Jack would go out and pick up sheilas
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