A Separate Peace Gene And Finny Comparison

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In A Separate Peace By: John Knowles, The beginning of the story begins with Gene returning to the school when he is older. In the beginning of the story, Gene has a flashback which he then recalls all of his memories of his times at Devon. Like when Gene and Finny were best friends, but both Finny and Gene have their difference from time to time throughout the story. Gene and Finny differ from each other in sports, their goals, and throughout the book, Finny always seems to be pushing Gene to do something he doesn’t want to do or he doesn’t feel comfortable doing. First of all, Sports come easier to Finny than they do with Gene. It seems that everything that is physical is easy for Finny to do. But for Gene sports don’t come that easily to…show more content…
Finny throughout the story pushes and pressures Gene to do things like jumping out of the tree when Gene doesn’t want to, but he does because Finny keeps pressuring him to do it. An example of Finny pushing Gene to do something he doesn’t want to do is when, both boys go to the beach, even though Gene doesn’t agree because he wants to study for a trig test the following day. Finny goes on to say, “ I hope you’re having a pretty good time here. I know I kind of dragged you away at the point of a gun, but after all you can’t come to the shore with just anybody and you can’t come by yourself, and at this teen-age period in life the proper person is your pal…” (Knowles 48). This is just one example of how Finny pushes Gene to do stuff that he wants to do and not what Gene wants to do. As you can see Finny and Gene are more different than they’re similar. Gene and Finny differ from each other in sports, their goals, and throughout the book, Finny always seems to be pushing gene to do something he doesn’t want to do or he doesn’t feel comfortable doing. Those are just a few reasons on why Finny and Gene are very different from each
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