A Separate Peace

How well do you think Gene knows himself in A Separate Peace?

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At the beginning of the novel he doesn't know himself at all. He defines himself by the goals set for him by the other boys and Finny. In fact, his ideal role model IS Finny, which is what gets him into trouble from the beginning. Later, after he's made his 'peace' with himself and Finny he understands who he truly is and is able to be himself.