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The Rivalry Between Phineas And Gene

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The rivalry between Phineas & Gene starts by Gene thinking that Finny is jealous of him because he studies for assessments, smart, & maintains good grades. By Gene thinking this, he begins to get jealous of Phineas because he’s an excellent athlete & can get away with basically anything. I think the conflict is that Gene thinks Finny is jealous of him. I believe this because the first time they climbed up the tree, the branch was kind of shaky & Gene lost his balance & was about to fall into the bank until Phineas reached out & grabbed him. The second time, it was Finny who’d lost his balance because Gene was purposely agitating the branch so that he could fall. When he fell, Gene didn’t reach out for him. If Gene & Finny were both 16-yr-old
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