A separate Peace; Genes characteristics
Uploaded by kelizabeth on Sep 04, 2008
Gene has many qualities about him that he kept to himself- envy of Finny, a tragedy he tries to deny, mistrust of his friend…and many qualities that were open to the world- he was studious and even pensive; also, gene had an issue figuring out who he was in his heart.. To represent genes envy of Finny, I used the color green- a green lizard, snake, from asparagus, apple, plant and spots. I chose the color green as my theme for envy because green is known to be the color representing the feeling of ‘envy’. To represent the tragedy of Gene pushing Finny off the tree limb I used a few different images. First, to represent the tree itself I used a photograph of a tree trunk with wooden planks nailed to be stairs. Another picture I used was an image of three boys sitting on a tree branch- this represents the boys being all together in the act of jumping off the tree. The third image I used to represent the tragedy is a piece of shattering glass. This is showing how the guilt of pushing Finny is pulling him apart because Finny doesn’t believe him. The last image I used to represent Gene hiding that he pushed Finny is a chain link fence with barbed wire because this is the hypothetical fence that Gene puts around himself to keep the truth from slipping out. Gene was very mistrusting of his friend Finny’s motives when he asked him to go to the beach- Gene believes that Finny wanted to sabotage his grades because he was jealous. To represent Genes mistrust I have a picture of a brick wall- the wall that mistrust becomes between two friends.
Gene was also very studious and dedicated to his work and to represent this, I used a stack of classic novels as well as a diploma and a graduation cap. To represent Gene’s thoughtfulness, or pensiveness, I used a watermark image of a child’s face in a thinking position. To symbolize Genes personality concern, I used a boy looking at his shadow- only one of his shadows in shaded in- this represents the real ‘him’. However, all the other shadows are who he could be, who he is wondering about; trying to be like Finny, trying to be the best in his class, trying to be who his friends want him to be.