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The Letter I have escaped and need help I am at the Christmas location You understand No need to risk address here My safety depends on you coming at once Your best friend Elwin Leper Lepellier The letter at the end of chapter nine presents provocative and unexpected new events in this novel Lets first understand where Leper is coming from He had enlisted in the Army a few months earlier and was just sent off to the war Recruiting agents that had come to Devon campus right after the time of Finnys broken leg and had recruited him Finny had always felt that the war was highly implausible a fluke organized by little fat men Gene also felt skeptical about the war but only because the thought of it not being real was brought up by Finny Next we consider the relationship between the various boys at the time We know Finny was recovering from having broken his leg and that he desperately needed Gene to be there for him The Winter Carnival had just occurred which created a little bit of relief from the rush of events This experience brought Gene and Finny closer which once again proved to be treacherous for their well being The letter is pivotal because it comes right at the rise in Gene and Phineas relationship Finny hadnt realized yet what actually transpired when the incident at the tree occurred and Gene was at one of his sanest levels As we have seen it was usually Gene who ruined the friendship or wounded it As the story unfolds we learn to expect that whenever there is a rise in the emotional closeness or physical state of friendship between the two it will end in a downward spiral To understand the letter lets look at the basic structure of the letter and what Leper was actually trying to say at the time
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