The Question and Answer section for A Separate Peace is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
They are more indulgent with Finny. They find Finny disarming and charismatic. I don't think the other boys get away with challenging the rules like Finny does.
Finny likes to push the rules and get away with breaking them. Along with a pink shirt, Finny wears a Devon tie as a belt to dinner. Anybody else would have been punished but the faculty merely laugh at it.
Gene has returned to Devon to make peace with his past.
Looking back now across fifteen years, I could see with great clarity the fear I had lived in, which must mean that in the interval I had succeeded in a very important undertaking: I must...