Sibling Rivalry

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Comp 101 3 October 2013 Sibling Rivalries As people grow up, competition starts to become apparent. With competition comes many other problems, some of which include rivalries. Rivalries are defined as a state of competition or antagonism. Sometimes groups of people, or even family members, will become overly competitive and create these rivalries. Some of the worst types are those within siblings. Sibling rivalry is often a major problem in households, especially between children close in age. There are several causes to sibling rivalries. Most of them come down to just plain competitiveness, but more specifically, factors like sports, school, and even popularity. Sports can cause a big fight. Usually, both siblings want…show more content…
Even friends can cause siblings to fight with one another. Friends sometimes think it is humorous when siblings argue and fight, just like my biology teacher, and they will make bets or try to make up little competitions just to see the family members compete against each other. Sibling rivalries can have a lasting effect on the people involved. They can cause horrible relationships based on trying to be the better child. Siblings can become angry and start to fight with each other: either physically or through the use of words. Both ways, though, are still very hurtful and have a lasting effect on the other sibling. Sometimes, this makes the two hate each other because everything that they do is a constant competition which isn’t always fun: for example, the Dassler brothers. The Dassler brothers, Adi and Rudi, had an interesting life. They were two boys, living in a small town of Herzogenaurach, Germany, making shoes out of their mother’s laundry room. Adi was the quiet, craftsmen, while Rudi was the out-going, salesman. The two got Jesse Owens, a legendary track star to wear their shoes. After he won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, the Dassler boys’ shoe sales increased drastically. This made tension between the two grow thick and the fact that they’re wives already did not like each other, made it even worse. One day, during World War II when the Allies were bombing Herzogenaurach, Adi and his wife climbed into a bomb shelter

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