epic. Right, well that would be the resentment. This leads us to another interesting aspect of Gene's character: the old Gene. In Gene's opinion, he can never leave anything well enough alone, and could always get away with anything. World War II, A Separate Peace explores morality, patriotism and loss of innocence through its narrator, Gene.
Gene, forrester in, a Separate Peace
A Separate Peace, wikipedia
Gene and Finny's friendship goes through a period of fun, one-sided rivalry during which Gene strives to out-do Finny academically, since he believes Finny is trying to out-do him. Yet, as much as Gene resents Finny's freedom, he needs him to become a complete human being. First, he examines the stairs and notices that they are made of very hard marble. Now let's take a look at these emotions which may or may not have led Gene to cause the accident. Has he established his own identity, or is he still harping on Phineas's? Elwin 'Leper' Lepellier: Leper is Finny and Gene's friend, and a key member of the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session. We don't actually know whether or not Gene is responsible for Finny's accident. Gene starts to become Phineas.
A Separate Peace (Gene)