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Throughout the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles there were two dominant characters Gene who is the narrator and Finny who is Genes best friend have a great relationship shown in A Separate Peace Finny whose real name is Phineas has three qualities manipulation athleticism and is a strong leader Manipulation is shown all through the novel by Finny and is one of his best assets that he has We see his manipulation skills from getting out of trouble when they skipped dinner to the time he made Gene first jump out of the tree The reason sir is that we just had to jump out of that tree You know that treebecause were all getting ready for the warMr Prudhomme released his breath with a sort of amazed laugh stared at Finny for awhile and that was all there was to it 1516 Finny in this quote gets Gene and himself out of trouble after they skipped dinner the night before and every time they get in trouble In the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session he persuades Gene to go on the jump every night even though Gene does not want to and would rather study Finny is an incredible athlete modest and is very brave this is shown through his breaking of the long-standing school swimming record and not wanting to show off his talent Another athletic move Finny makes is inventing a new game called blitzball during the summer classes which they play all the time When Finny breaks his leg and is never able to play sports again it devastates him Listen pal if I cant play sports youre going to play them for me 77 When Finny says this his anger is so high since he cannot play sports that he want someone else to play for him to have that security of sports still around him Throughout the novel Finny shows great
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