Gene says that Phineas considered “authority the necessary evil against which happiness was achieved by reaction, the backboard which returned all the insults he threw at it.” What does Gene think about authority? Cite specific examples from the text.
Gene is more rule-abiding than Phineas. He has, as Finny would say, "his West Point stride," and warns Phineas against being late for dinner. Although Gene is in awe of the way that Phineas can explain away their escapades to Mr. Prud'homme, he also sometimes hopes that Phineas will get caught. Gene describes himself becoming "unexpectedly excited" at the thought that Phineas might not get away with something. It would seem...
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