What are three key incidents in Phineas and Gene's relationship in "A Separate Peace"?
I am trying to show that over the novel Gene reveals Finny slowly though these events that show the truth of Finny and Gene's relationship
1. The obvious one is when Gene jounces the limb knocking Finny out of the tree. This is when Gene realizes the resentment he holds for his best friend.
2. Another important one takes place when Finny coaxes Gene into skipping class to go to the beach overnight. Though it is a fun experience, it comes at a great expense to Gene because he can't study for his test and bombs it. This is when he starts thinking that Finny isn't looking out for his best interests like a best friend should.
3. Finally, when Gene visits Finny at his house to confess he jounced the limb on purpose, Finny gets angry and starts yelling at him. Finny is in denial that his bes friend would purposely hurt him. Because of this, the boys don't get closure on the incident and their relationship remains strained.