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Telling the story from his perspective, he recounts his own growth into adulthood — a struggle to face and acknowledge his fundamental nature and to learn from a single impulsive act that irrevocably shapes his life.
Gene's name suggests what he might be — but is not.
In an ideal matching of gentility with hardiness, "Eugene" means "well born," while "Forrester" suggests natural independence and outdoor resourcefulness. Yet Gene seems neither particularly noble nor physically impressive; his character, in fact, finds its definition in his limitations and his fundamental reserve, rather than his accomplishments.
As a southerner, Gene feels like a stranger in a northern landscape.
Attending an elite New England boarding school, he tries to romanticize and inflate his background by hanging pictures of plantations on his wall, hoping to impress fellow students as a southern aristocrat.
A solid but not a brilliant student who succeeds through discipline, obedience, and conventional thinking, Gene at once admires and envies Finny, his roommate, for whom athletic — if not scholastic — success comes so easily.
Gene must work hard for everything he attains, and so he resents the ease of Finny's physical ability and the graceful spontaneity with which he engages life. By his very nature, Gene conforms and embraces the conventional.
In contrast to Finny, he wants to follow the rules — spoken and unspoken — as if in a kind of lock-step. His "West Point stride," for example, suggests this tendency toward conformity — even, potentially, the military conformity that looms before all the boys at Devon. With tragic consequences, Gene's conformity brings him into conflict with rebellious Finny, but his natural reserve prevents him from expressing his feelings openly and directly.
As a result, Gene's anger churns within him and emerges in unconscious forms — a "bending of the knees," for instance, that shakes the limb of the tree at the critical moment and causes Finny to fall.
Yet, as much as Gene resents Finny's freedom, he needs him to become a complete human being. Over the course of the story, Gene functions as Finny's opposite — but he also becomes his double. At the end of the novel, Gene gratefully accepts the forgiveness of his friend, whose death he mourns in silence, as he readies himself to face the world without resentment or fear.This R tutorial provides a condensed introduction into the usage of the R environment and its utilities for general data analysis and clustering.
Gene-The Character Analysis Gene, one of the main characters in the book, has a complex personality with lots of conflicts and a struggle to find himself or, in other words, his own identity.
Throughout the book, we come across acts and thoughts of Gene envying Phineas. acquired trait: A phenotypic characteristic, acquired during growth and development, that is not genetically based and therefore cannot be passed on to the next generation (for example, the large.
Boyd Magers has done an outstanding job here! This book is thick and crammed with information on all of Gene's movies and tv episodes. A wealth of invaluable facts, this is a well-written labor of love for the days when B-Westerns (especially Gene's) played weekly down at the local neighborhood theater.
Gene Forrester. BACK; NEXT ; Character Analysis. Gene is the narrator and protagonist of A Separate Peace.
He suffers from many of the ailments you're probably all familiar with, or will be shortly, from your own sixteen-year-old days: self-consciousness, uncertainty, jealousy, an identity crisis or two, and really annoying seniors with duck-and-shrubbery related names (Quackenbush, for those of you who don't .
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