So, I'm stuck at a point where I need one of my characters to develop an antagonistic relationship with another character. I don't want him, let's call him Bob, to hate Joe for personal reasons. Ideological reasons might work, but I'm not too keen on that for fear of appearing too heavy handed with any particular idea. The particular relationship with the characters is of teacher (Joe) and student (Bob). There is also a bit of a conversion process for Bob because he and his classmates were expecting to continue with a militarist education rather than be taught by a civilian in a civilian manner. I was wondering if any of you might have some idea as to how to start this? Also, I don't really want to have the relationship be reciprocated until a bit further in the future, but I'd consider it there was a good reason for it. Now, the other issue is about Joe. He is not a very stable person. He has a devotion for this recently deceased woman, that often borders on obsession, but it does not show itself often. Instead, the few times we actually see it I want it to make it an impact beyond him hallucinating (and acknowledging it was a hallucination). There are other symptoms, more recurrent but not obviously related, and there isn't much else I can think of to showcase the man's underlying insanity.