What details reveal Gene's guilt over his action toward Finny?
In addition, how does Gene try to make amends to Finny for what has occured?
This was the only question I skipped on a 75 question packet. I would appreciate help. please put some details in,because all of my other answers are in long paragraphed detail. I was still put it in my own words,but I need some inspiration/help,because I could not genuinely think of this.
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I'm assuming you are referring to Gene's bouncing of the branch of the tree which causes Finny to fall.
Gene displays his feelings of guilt in various ways. He dresses in Finny's clothing one evening and discovers enormous relief in taking refuge in Finny's character for that period of time. Gene cries when Dr. Stanpole informs him that Finny's days as an athlete are finished. When Gene is finally allowed to visit Finny in the school infirmary, he attempts to confess but is unable to make himself say the words until it is too late and he is ushered out of the room. When Gene visits Finny's home on the way to Devon in the fall, Gene does confess that he "deliberately jounced the limb so you would fall off" but then backs away from his statement, explaining "I never sleep much on trains. I guess I'm not making too much sense today." All these actions are reflections of the guilty feelings Gene felt in the aftermath of the incident at the tree.
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