After Gene jounces the limb, he hears Finny hit the bank with a thud. Why do you think Gene jounced the limb? Was his action premeditated? What were his thoughts about himself and Finny just prior to the jump? Gene then jumps from the limb for the first time without fear. What explanation can you offer for this?
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Answered by jill d #170087
It is my opinion that Gene meant to frighten Finny, but I do not think it was his intent to hurt him. Ginny's ability to jump without fear came from what he believed was his ability to intimidate Finny.
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