Resentment for Not Being Broken
From Homeland (The Legend of Drizzt Book 1) (a fantasy series about a Dark Elf named Drizzt who is morally different than most other Dark Elves)
“He does not belong;’ Masoj replied grimly. “After six months by his side, I feel I know him less now than I ever did. He displays no ambition, yet has emerged victorious from his class’s grand melee nine years in a row. It’s unprecedented! His grasp of magic is strong; he could have been a wizard, a very powerful wizard, if he had chosen that course of study:’
Masoj clenched his fist, searching for the words to convey his true emotions about Drizzt. “It is all too easy for him;’ he snarled. “There is no sacrifice in Drizzt’s actions, no scars for the great gains he makes in his chosen profession:’ “He is gifted;’ Alton remarked, “but he trains as hard as any I have ever seen, by all accounts:’ “That is not the problem;’ Masoj groaned in frustration.
There was something less tangible about Drizzt Do’Urden’s character that truly irked the young Hun’ett. He couldn’t recognize it now, because he had never witnessed it in any dark elf before, and because it was so very foreign to his own makeup. What bothered Masoj-and many other students and masters-was the fact that Drizzt excelled in all the fighting skills the drow elves most treasured but hadn’t given up his passion in return. Drizzt had not paid the price that the rest of the drow children were made to sacrifice long before they had even entered the Academy.
Masoj resents Drizzt for not being broken by the Dark Elf culture/society while still being excellent at what he does. This jumped out at me because this sort of resentment — wanting people to be broken by the world and resenting them for not being so — is a theme Rand wrote about some (e.g. she talks about it in regard to Lillian Rearden wanting Hank Rearden to be drunk just once).