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Although confessing to Finny would have deeply hurt him, Gene should have confessed because it would have cleared his conscious, it would have made Finny accept reality, and Finny would never have died.Although unveiling the truth to Finny would have made Gene Clearing one's conscious is not only good for oneself but also has positive effects on others.At the end when Finny and Gene are discussing the events of the day the accident occurred, Finny forgives Gene and Gene feels better because of that.Unfortunately their resolution is too late and their new friendship is short lived.Only when their classmates hold a mock trial, do Finny and Gene face what Gene has done.Perhaps as a result of the trial, Finny rebreaks his leg and dies in the resulting operation. “Relational Processes and Identity Formation in Adolescence: The Example of 121 (November, 1995): 369-390.
Finny refuses to believe anything or anyone can stop him from completing his goals, so therefore he discredits any goals he is unable to achieve.
While Gene is capable of earning the top grades in his class, Finny is the undisputed class leader.
Finny’s constant invention of pranks and games and his insistence on fun and good fellowship remind the boys, who have many kinds of trouble on their minds, that the joy of living should be valued above all things.
In the novel Gene relays his subconscious guilt when he says "At Devon, where every stick of furniture didn't assert that Finny was part of it, I could make it up to him."(70) This shows Gene's absolute need to get even with Finny.
It shows by simply confessing he would of hurt Finny but ultimately they would of both benefitted.