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A Separate Peace written by John Knowles tells the story of two friends in their quest through school war friendships and death As the story moves on so does Genes and Finnys friendship It goes through many changes as the characters themselves change In the beginning of the story Finny and Gene were inseparable They were the founding members of The Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session But soon jumping out of the tree all the time got old for Gene Finny wasnt helping He was obsessed over the idea of the Society Then he started pulling Gene away from his schoolwork Gene was upset by this and thought Finny was doing it on purpose - as a competition Genes emotions were finally let out when he nudged the branch when Finny wanted to do a double jump Finny fell from the branch and broke his leg He was not allowed to be out for a while When he was gone Gene made up stories about Finny to show off in front of the other guys When Finny finally returned their relationship was patched up for a short while However every once in a while there seemed to be hostility between the two They would argue sometimes about the war enlisting and the 1944 Olympics When the were at Lepers place Finny slipped on the marble floor above the stairs and fell down He broke his leg again When he returned for the second time he and Gene had some explaining to do with the other guys They wanted to know what happened on the tree when Finny fell from it Because Finny and Gene were trying to cover for each other they never got the story straight Because it was obvious that they were getting no answers they called in Leper He told everyone exactly what had happened I think this whole ordeal made Gene and Finny even better friends I think that
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