Both my papa's waltz and the coat of many colors were a mixture of lightness and heaviness. Little Benjamin marveled at its elegance on his older brother Joseph, but the women, the mothers of Joseph's ten older brothers, outwardly approved but inwardly cringed. Although Jacob (Israel) had the right to indulge Joseph so, it was a token of upset to the family hierarchy, the young brother seeming to get what an older brother should be in line for. Similarly the frowning mama, although she had to go along with papa's right to play with his son, nevertheless cringed at the disorder it brought to her house and kitchen.
Joseph Conrad uses a doppelganger theme in his short story “ The Secret Sharer ”. In the story, “Laggatt”, ex-skipper of a ship, acts as a doppelganger of “The Captain”. “The Captain” discovers “Laggatt” swimming in the sea naked. He helps him come on board and gives him his clothes to wear. Both have similarities as well as dissimilarities. “Laggatt” who is full of calmness and self-confidence helps “The Captain” to get rid of his uncertainty and undue apprehensions. In fact, “Laggatt” is other self of “The Captain” that he has failed to discover until then.