What promise does gene make to Finny?
Finny tells Gene that he will return to Devon soon. The roommates part as friends, with Gene promising, falsely, that he will not start “living by the rules.”
What happens to Gene for the first time ever when he and Finny get back to Devon school after their beach trip?
Gene shook the tree branch which caused Finny to lose his balance and fall of the branch. Gene then jumped into the water after Finny for the first time.
Why did Finny want to drag gene down with him?
Gene recoils violently and accuses Finny of wanting to drag him down with him. Finny explains calmly that he wanted merely to keep from falling. Gene then states that he tried to catch hold of Finny but that Finny fell away too fast. Finny tells him that he has the same shocked facial expression now that he did on the tree.
How did Finny fall off the tree in a separate peace?
The rivalry begins with Gene’s jealousy towards Finny. It climaxes and ends when as Finny and Gene are about to jump off the tree, Gene impulsively jounces the branch they are standing on, which causes Finny to fall and shatter his leg, which permanently cripples him.
Why does gene want to be Finny in a separate peace?
By dressing up as Finny, however, Gene purges himself of this envy by becoming the object of it. It is again Gene’s desire to be like Finny, or actually to be Finny, that sparks his confession: he admits what he thinks is his wrongdoing after realizing that Finny would have done the same were he in Gene’s position.
What happens to Finny and gene in the Outsiders?
Finny admits that Leper’s mental breakdown has convinced him of the reality of the war, and he tells Gene that he has even seen Leper at Devon. The boys decide not to tell anyone about Leper’s presence. Later, Brinker and other boys come to take Gene and Finny by force to the Assembly Room in the First Building.