"Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls," - Gabriel de Riqueti. He said this during the beginning of the French Revolution and was most likely talking about the evil injustices of the government. How ever this is true also when talking about Gene and Finny, Gene is consistently trying and failing to find fault in his flawless best friend Phineas. This begs the question of is Gene truly evil? In the novel A Separate Peace, Gene is inherently evil, because he is mis-trusting, self- centered, and cannot bring himself to accept the fact that there is such a thing as a true friendship.
The fact the Gene is mis-trusting is evident throughout the book. After being best friends and roommates for several...
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