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.
He hated you for getting an A in every course but one last term. You would have had an A except for him… Finny had deliberately set out to wreck my studies!” (53) After this realization, Gene is bitter toward Phineas. When the chance arrives, Gene takes it. Furious and not thinking, Gene knocks Phineas out of the tree they are both standing in. “And then my knees bent and I jounced the limb.
There was no harm in envying even your best friend a little” (18) This quote is one of the first fragments of Gene admitting he is jealous of Finny, although at the moment it’s just a ‘little’ envy, it continues to grow, even after falling out of the tree. The second quote that speaks volume is “Finny had deliberately set out to wreck my studies….We were even after all, even in enmity. The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (45) Gene feels Finny is set out to intentionally ruin his life, and their friendship is nothing but a façade for Finny to be able to stay close to his enemy. The tree in many ways represents their friendship by the quote above, having blossoming flowers in one area (friendship), yet a cold, never changing wood h... ... middle of paper ... ...ause of bone marrow escaping into his blood system and traveling to his heart” (185) The final scene in the novel above, ties together the whole novel. The bone marrow could easily be represented as their friendship, something intricately apart of the person as a whole, but once it becomes separated, it becomes deadly.
Early in the story Gene believes that his problems lie within his best friend Phineas (Finny), but later he realizes that his conflict is internal. Misplaced jealousy, fear, love and hate fight for control of Gene's actions. When the dark side of him wins for a brief moment and he pushes Finny out of a tree it ends his man against man conflict and makes Gene realize that Finny's intention has never been to sabotage him. He had only wanted to have a close and meaningful relationship with his best friend, but their relationship was forever scarred by Gene's betrayal. Gene also learns that people destruct themselves all of the time for no reason, believing that others are enemies when they actually are not..
However his impeccable personality did not help him throughtout the story as the end result was his death from the changed children of the island. The boys who were once as immaculate as Piggy, turned to barbaric and undomesticated savages who murdered their own without and defense or trial, including Piggy. His death concluded the story, as Ralph begins to regret his harsh words and actions he had once shown Piggy, for they cannot be taken back, for he has died.
It turns out the true fighter since h... ... middle of paper ... ...less soldiers from committing genocide of the Abnegation citizens. Four also ran away from his own home in Abnegation because his father had abused him in his early years. It takes an overdose of bravery to run away from your own home to be with a totally different group of people. In case it was forgotten, Peter is a coward, not brave. Molly is fantastic at kissing Peter’s butt, so therefore, she isn’t brave.
He no longer begins to play his childish games, and no longer tries to preform his crazy stunts. Though he is hurt, he does not seem to want to watch or help participate in any of these activies. On the day Finny fell from that tree, he did not just plument down into the river beneath him, but also fell from innocence.
No fights happen as they... ... middle of paper ... ...nd evil in them just like Jack and his hunters have done. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, he portrays the theme of innocence to evil to prove that everybody has the potential to release the savagery within them. The boys lose their sense of control from their beginnings on the island, to the breakdown of their society, to the tragedies that unfolded their civilization. A final thought on why it gets as chaotic as it does is that they had no grownups around them to keep order safe and sane, and to protect them. Also every single argument they had never got resolved which makes matters much worse.
Gene declares “I took a step toward him, and then my knees bent and I jounced the limb. Finny, his balance gone [...] hit the bank with a sickening, unnatural thud” (Knowles 60). Gene does this profound action because he is jealous of Phineas and also infuriated by the fact Phineas is not jealous of Gene in the slightest bit. Gene thinks, “He had never been jealous of me for a second. Now I knew that there never was and never could have been any rivalry between us.
The narrator described, “I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (Hurst 6). Brother left Doodle in the rain when Doodle was very vulnerable, Brother completely abandoned Doodle. The storm represents how all of Brothers efforts have failed and now the weight of his failure is coming down on him. The wall of rain is a symbol for Brothers ego because it created a division between him and Doodle. Brother leaving Doodle behind is a symbol for how Brother stopped caring about Doodle and only cares about his pride .