One of the things we are going to start to notice while reading A Separate Peace is the interesting dynamic in the relationship between Gene and Finny. As we're about to read, Finny decides he's going to rock a pink Polo to afternoon tea. While any other boy at the Devon School would've been beat up for such a fashion statement, Finny will of course get away with it and Gene is of course irked by it. How come Finny can pull off anything he wants? Gene thinks that it just isn't fair. Is this kind of jealousy normal between friends?
Towards the end of Chapter 2, something pretty intense is going to happen as and Chapter 3 opens, Gene is going to reflect upon what happened. Do you think he is grateful? Seeing how Gene is jealous of Finny, and he could very well be upset that Finny has done something good that could've potentially put Gene in the weaker position. (Remember, they seem to subconsciously fighting for top dog.) I wonder if there will ever be a balance between these two.
Continue to investigate the chapters for evidence. Are these two truly friends?
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