A Separate Peace

Do u think the Finny's acceptance of Gene's innocence should be interpreted as a definitive statement about the 1st accident, or did the author want the ambiguity to remain??

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Ambiguity is a running motif throughout this story. These two boys were co dependent in ways they did not comprehend. Finny's acceptance of the accident represented the passive aggressive energy that they traded throughout the book. We could seldom take anything Gene of Finny said at face value. Both boys were confused about themselves and their relationship with each other.