Yet, Finny covers up and tell everyone, including himself, that is was an accident and no one really knows how he fell out. Although Gene tell Finny that he pushed him out of "blind impulse", Finny thinks that gene is too good of a friend which leads Finny for feeling guilty for Finny. By Gene pushing Finny out of the tree he not only has guilt, he starts to lose his best friend. Things were never the same between Gene and Finny. Before Finny dies, he questions Gene why he would push him out.
The author foreshadows many events from the beginning of the book. When Gene pushes Phineas out of the tree in a burst of jealous rage, he gains this profound meaning of friendship. Even after the incident, Phineas doesn’t blame Gene for pushing him out of the tree. Instead, Phineas chooses to believe that a gust of wind had jostled the branch causing his fall. This is the story that he tells people and he believes himself.
Devon is a safe haven away from the rest of the world. A war is going on, but at Devon the boys are playing around a river and creating new games like blitzball and not worrying about the problems boys only a few years older than them are facing. Devon is at peace, separate from the fighting and loss many people in the world are facing while Finny, Gene, and other boys are forming a special club just for their group of friends. At Devon the boys know about the war and even have people coming to get them to enlist, but still the war does not hit home. They are still at peace and do not see the reality of the war.
He talks about how it's such an honor and great fun to paint fences, so the kids quickly join in taking a brush. Huck Finn, however, has a different lifestyle, envied greatly by Tom, his best friend, as well as every other kid in town, because he is carefree and gets to do whatever he wants. Huck's father is the town drunk and beats him often. For that reason, Huck is basically an orphan and sleeps where he wants, skips school, dresses how he wants, and does whatever he wants to do. Early in the book, Tom and Huck witness a murder at a graveyard, and the town tries to convict an innocent man of the murder, only they know the truth, and use their friendship to prove an innocent man innocent.
One day, while Charlie is walking home from school, hungry and cold, he finds some money on the ground and uses it to buy chocolate. And sure enough, which I’m sure came to his surprise, he finds his golden ticket. After the tour, Charlie ends up winning the entire factory for being the least misbehaved child on t... ... middle of paper ... ... songs generally sound the same, and no one mentions one when it begins. Other songs include (I've Got a) Golden Ticket and I Want it Now! In the 2005 film, an original song, Willy Wonka's Welcome Song, is sung by puppets at the factory entrance that later catch on fire.
After the truth came out though, and Finny once again broke his leg, Gene did feel complete remorse. At Finny’s funeral Gene didn’t cry but it’s not that he was not sad or that he was not sorrowful, but he felt like it was his own funeral and he knew that you don’t cry at your own funeral. Gene also thought that Finny was trying to sabotage his schoolwork by taking him places and convincing him to do things that were illogical and impulsive. Although this was not the case Gene really fought with himself, over-analyzing all of Finny’s shenanigans and deciding whether or not they seemed to be plots against him. As Gene went through life he was still not settled by the events that had happened in Devon those years.
All of the names that Gene calls Finny show the growing discontent that Gene has with Finny in their relationship. Gene’s resentment at feeling forced to engage in activities of Finny’s devising shows his growing discontent with their relationship. One activity Gene resents is being forced to jump off the tree. Finny gets Gene to get on the tree and tells him to jump, Gene being afraid of jumping off thinks “Why did I let Finny talk me into stupid things like this?”(9) Gene thinking about his discontent toward Finny implies that he was talked into or forced into jumping off the tree. Finny saves Genes life when Gene turns to look at Finny on the tree and loses his balance, he was about to fall when Finny put his arm out to rebalance Gene.
In the novel, the main character, Gene, ponders his responsibility for the death of his best friend, Phineas or Finny. After reading Gene’s account of the events that led to Finny’s death the reader may observe that there are three people who are all partially at fault for Finny’s death. Gene, a classmate named Brinker, and Phineas all had something to do with the incident, but who was most responsible for it? Gene is probably the most obvious to blame for part of Phineas’ death. Gene clearly feels guilty, that is why he returns to the tree fifteen years after the fact, for some sort of closure.
But as the story progresses the next time they go to jump the tree Gene purposely had shook the branch somewhat and Finny lost his balance. For a moment Finny had watched Gene as he fell. Ever since then Gene had to live with the guilt his personality brought upon. Because of Finny’s messed up leg he wasn’t able to do sports. Gene had to live with the fact he brought this upon Finny.
As Mr. ... ... middle of paper ... ...inny out of the tree. Paralyzed, he challenged a younger boy to “reconstruct the crime,” but the boy said simply that Gene must have pushed Finny off the branch. Gene ridiculed the boy’s conclusion, directing attention away from him but eliciting the boy’s hatred. He then declared that he must go study his French, leaving without having smoked. To relieve wartime labour shortages, the boys shovel snow off the railroad.