Themes
Characters
Conflict
Symbolism
Miscellaneous

100

Who are the two main characters of the novel? 

Finny and Gene

100

What started the main conflict in the novel?

The main conflict was when Finny was pushed off the tree limb by Gene. 

200

Does Finny forgive Gene? 

Finny realizes and hopes for goodness in Genes future. 

200

Does Gene's character come across as evil throughout the novel?

Yes, Gene is portrayed as an evil character whose jealously destroyed their friendship. 

200

How does Finny die? 

He falls down the marble staircase, and dies during operation when bone marrow enters his bloodstream. 

200

What does Finny's broken leg symbolize?

Finny's broken leg symbolizes a broken friendship. 

200

Why does Gene not cry at Finny's funeral?

Gene does not cry at Finny's funeral because he feels as if it was his own. 

300

What is the main theme demonstrated throughout the the novel? 

The main theme is Peace. 

300

Who is the antagonist in the novel? 

Gene is the antagonist. 

300

What does Finny fear in the novel?

He fears being able to accept hate given by Gene. 

300

What does blitz ball symbolize? 

Blitz ball symbolizes Finny taking away the concept of war, and creating it into a game. 

400

How is change revealed in the novel? 

Change is revealed when the war swept over Devon, and completely changed the personality of the characters. 

400

How is a Gene a dynamic character?

Gene is a dynamic character because his attitude changes throughout the story.