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.

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Lori Steinbach eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

 

 

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