Gene's Growth In Tension Between Finny And Gene

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The dual nature of all these things come full circle, as describe in a double character between Gene and Finny and also a double character in Gene. Gene’s dynamic character allows for a double character in Gene; his ignorant, suboranance to Finny makes him envious allowing for erratic actions against Finny. The friendship that holds Gene and Finny together is unhealthy, but also fruitful, the two fall together and also build up one another. The friendship of Gene and Finny is critical to Gene’s change of heart, including his jealous attitude of Phineas. The two are constantly together, Gene follows Finny in his every move, he is almost a puppet. Gene does not realize that he is being controlled by Finny and neither does Finny because he …show more content…

The growth in tension between Gene and Finny has become a large deficit further attributing to Gene’s changing character. As Gene lives in the life of Finny he begins to realize that his world is careless and unrestrained, Gene believes he is just being used in Finny’s fantasy world. This in return leads to jealousy and spite towards Finny because of his superior lifestyle opposed to Gene’s. At first Gene seems to go along with the idea of freedom and no rules, explained here, "Mr. Prud'homme, the teacher in charge of Gene's dorm, is a summer substitute, not a seasoned Devon master. When Gene and his roommate Finny realize that Prud'homme has not bothered to read the school's disciplinary code, they commit one rule violation after another" (Pitofsky 7). Gene begins this growing resentment of Finny because he can get away with anything because of the inexperienced teachers. Gene is jealous and does not think this is right. “I was beginning to see that Phineas could get away with anything. I couldn't help envying him that a little, which was perfectly normal. There was no harm in envying even your best friend a little” (Knowles 17). Gene has become envious of Finny and how he can get away with breaking school rules constantly without notice. "He had gotten away with

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