The two boys become close friends, but throughout their friendship Gene is jealous of Finny. Gene excels in academics, while Finny is fun and great athlete. Finny is the leader in the friendship and Gene feels that Finny is very controlling almost bullying him. Gene and Finny are both competitive, but Genes thinks that Finny wants to compete with him in everything. Gene is the protagonist in the story due to his competitive nature and his jealousy of Finny.
“The effect of his injury on the masters seemed deeper than after other disasters I remembered there” (chapter 5). The consequences of his injury were severe and Gene had felt so guilty about pushing Finny off the tree. He knew he had to tell him what happened and it would cause a wedge in their friendship. The sports had changed in the school because Finny wasn’t there and war had broken out. “Sports are perverted from their once "purely good" form and take on warlike traits.” (Chapter 6) Finny’s absence and war times had altered the
Gene and Finny have completely different personalities and strength. Gene does not like to do physical activities and he is very good at studying, where Finny hates sitting still and learning but enjoy to do exercises. Although, they have different features and common interests where Gene likes to study and Finny likes physical activities, they understands each other more than anyone. For example, Gene does not like the idea of the ‘Super Suicide Community’, where they jump off of the tree, however he follows Finny and he jumps off of the tree. While Gene was on top of the tree, he thought, “ What was I doing up here anyway?
Summer- August and Summer met on Auggie’s first day of school, as Summer sat with him at lunch due to her feelings of empathy towards him. She later realized that August is a “ nice” and “cool” kid, bringing her to sit with him because she wanted to, not because she felt sorry for him. Jack- Jack was one of three student’s who were asked to guide August through the tour of Beecher Prep. August and Jack immediately clicked throughout the tour, and were friends for majority of the year, but had a small falling out after Halloween, as August had overheard Jack say something vicious about him. Julian- Julian was one of the three students who were asked to guide August through the tour of Beecher Prep.
One is strong and one is powerful,but witch one is the weakest.In the book “ A Separate Peace” Finny is athlitic and ful of excitetment . Gene is bitter and complex. What are finny's strengths ,weakness and what are Genes strengths ,weakness.Why does finny die when he is better than Gene.Who is the weakest character in the “ A Separate Peace”. In the book Finny is a strong and athletic Character.Finny is a well liked character that always gets of trouble.Gene in the book is a good friend of Finny's so Finny trusts him.Later in the book finny would realize that is a big mistake when he is pushed in the river and breaks a bone .This is the downfall of finny's sports career.Gene is bitter character that is not good at sports like
Freedom: “But I did ended up talking to Sugarberry about his behavior before; and I still feel bad for him. Since Sugarberry said that he caused his own world to be destroyed; and yes, I did ended up saying and doing bad things to him before too, like the raining chocolate incident, because I really didn’t like him and wanted for him to feel the same pain that I was dealing with. Since I have to be constantly dealing with all of the trapped people’s voices in my head, because I can’t save them. I also don’t hate Sugarberry now; since I just want to help him, because the poor guy doesn’t know to make people happy without physically and emotionally harming
Generally speaking, Gene is usually a well behaved, mature boy, however, sometimes in the novel he tends to lose temper. During these traumatic event, Gene uses the defense displacement. Displacement is taking out impulse on a less threatening target. An example of this is when Gene knocks over the chair at Leper's house. Gene and Leper got in an argument over Leper running away from the army, which leds to Leper accusing of Gene of knocking Finny out of the tree.
Reading The Outsiders is not too time consuming for young people. The chapters are short and so are the paragraphs which make it more probable for young readers to finish the book. The book has interesting ‘twists’ that keeps the reader reading. Even though the characters in the story are relatable, the storyline is very exciting. This novel is filled with suspense; you wonder if the police is
This is mainly shown when Gene feels guilty about Finny, since Gene broke his leg. The first time Gene feels guilty about what he did is when Phineas first put in the hospital after Gene jounced the limb. Once the doctor came out and explain Finny's condition to Gene, he says Finny wants to talk to Gene. Gene then thinks, “Finny would say nothing behind my back, he would accuse me face to face.” (64) Gene knew that Finny would be mad at him after the tree incident. He expected this because he knew that it was true what he did.
Gene is too focused on himself and what he is feeling. He needs to trust Finny and himself. Not trusting a person can lead to a downfall in a friendship. Knowing a person very well contributes to how much trust you have in them. Finny and Gene are both roommates and best friends.