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The Olympics along with many other world wide occurrences was created specifically to showcase a persons special talents Sometimes however one looks at the contenders of such an acclaimed event with envy resulting in jealousy Often people can not help wanting what seems extremely natural and easy for some Although not everyone is friends with a gold medalist envy as shown in the novel A Separate Peace can indeed be found in friendships Through A Separate Peace John Knowles displays the idea that natural talent and abilities can cause jealously even among friends To begin with natural physical talent causes envy among those who lack it For example one character Finny has natural talent in althletic activities such as Blitzball 31 Everyone saw that Finny was sensationally good at it44 As a result Finnys showcasing of such talent cannot help but make others such as Gene jealous This also exhibits that even innocent games can help manifest the inner jealousy of friends In addition Finny breaks the school swimming record 50 This leads to Gene becoming overwhelming jealousy of Finnys accomplishment Also Gene starts to believe Finny is too good to be true 50 As a result Finnys accomplishment grew rapidly in the darkness where Gene was forced to hide it 50 Because of the natural physical strength Finny has over his friends Genes jealously grows Additionally the natural ability to get away with or get out of certain situations motivates jealousy One example of this is when Finny uses a Devon school tie for a belt 29 Gene becomes excited thinking that this time he wasnt going to get away with it 29 After all of Finnys persuasion towards the authority Gene finally figures out Phineas was going to get away with even this 30 This shows that Gene grows jealous of Finnys incredible ability to get away with anything 30 Gene also has a stab of disappointment after
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