In "A Separate Peace" I understand that Gene has a few fears, but what are Finny's fears?
Finny seems almost impervious to fear throughout most of the novel. But, if we look closely at a couple incidents and passages, we can see a couple of his fears surfacing. The main thing that Finny fears is betrayal. He fears what Gene tries to tell him: that the person that he considered his best friend in the world, had purposefully and maliciously crippled him. Finny, an optimist who had given his entire friendship to Gene, won't believe that Gene was capable of such evil. In Finny's world, evil doesn't exist, and to accept Gene's story, is to upset his entire world because it allows for evil and betrayal to exist. When Gene tries to tell him what happened, Finny, in total fear and anger, denies it. He says,
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