What are some quotations that contain evidence about Gene, Finny, Leper, and Brinker?It can be a quote from their actions, reactions, or words. It can also be the way a character describes that...
What are some quotations that contain evidence about Gene, Finny, Leper, and Brinker?
It can be a quote from their actions, reactions, or words. It can also be the way a character describes that person.
I really have no idea what you might be looking for specifically. Evidence of their appearance, their character, their actions...lots of possibilities. However, here are what I see as a few key quotes for each of the characters you mention.
Gene - "I was beginning to see that Phineas could get away with anything. I couldn't help envying him that a little, which was perfectly normal. There was no harm in envying even your best friend a little." (p. 18) *This is key to understanding Gene's view of Finny and foreshadows key events to come.
Finny - "In such a non-stop game [Blitzball] he...had the natural advantage of a flow of energy which I never really saw interrupted. I never saw him tires, never really winded, never overcharged and never restless. At dawn, all day long, and at midnight, Phineas always had a steady and formidable flow of usable energy." (p. 31) *Gene describes Finny, and it's exactly true of him throughout the story--until the very end.
Leper - "He was standing motionless on the top of a small ridge, and he seemed from a distance to be a scarecrow left over from the growing season." (p. 85) *This is Gene's observation of Leper shortly before he enlists for the war and foreshadows what he will soon become.
Brinker -"Ordinarily he should have been a magnet for me, the center of all the excitement and influences in the class." (p. 66) *This is Gene's view of Brinker, his major academic competitor.