Death Of Bligation Essay

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Death Of Bligation

Death of Obligation


In the story of A Separate Peace, the struggle and problems of a character are represented
through the lives of two students at Devon School. Gene who is the dynamic character in
the story is held back from achieving his goals and living the life he wants to live by
Finny. Gene in a sense, devoted to Finny and can easily be convinced to do anything Finny
presents to him. Gene's thoughts become blurred and he begins to believe anything that
Finny says no matter how ridiculous it might seem. Finny's death was a very essential in
order for Gene to grow and become his own person without the great desire to please
someone else for the respect looked upon him.

Gene and Finny are very different, yet they are exactly the same in other ways. Finny is
very athletic and active in sports, while Gene is a very good academic student and
committed to his school work, yet when Finny is injured from falling out of the tree Gene
begins to excel in sports. Gene believes that it is his obligation to train for the
Olympics because he hurt Finny and he should live out Finny's dreams. He feels that it is
his duty to do whatever Finny wants him to do that he is held from doing because of his
handicap.

When Gene loses all of his power and self image is when he first jumps out of the tree,
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