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A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

- People frequently betray others because of the evil in their hearts. In A Separate Peace, John Knowles uses the pureness of the rakish Finny to portray the savage or bad side of the vulpine Gene. He also uses it to prove that peace is exceedingly difficult to acquire until a person accepts the ignorance in their own heart. That means that acceptance is the key to finding peace. Thus, Gene finds his peace when Finny forgives him and when Gene learns to forgive himself as well. Gene assumes that Finny and he despise each other, until he becomes aware of how flawless Finny really is, which Gene loathes....   [tags: A Separate Peace, John Knowles]

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Friendship in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles

- Friendship is one of the most important relationships that people form in all of their lives. Children build bonds when they are young and use those skills to continue fulfilling friendships for the rest of their lives. Throughout A Separate Peace, John Knowles displays the good things about close friendships but also the hardships that often occur. Gene and Finny are two boys that attend Devon school. Which is a school that closely reflects the one that Knowles attended while he was growing up....   [tags: Separate Peace, John Knowles, Friendship, ]

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Gene’s Transformation throughout "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles

- In the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, the main character, Gene, transforms from a clueless individual, to one who understands events by the middle of the novel, when he starts to gain knowledge. By the end of the novel, Gene is a wise individual who has obtained his knowledge with age. In the beginning of the novel, Gene, is a clueless individual. He sees the worst in people and lets his evil side take over not only his mind but also his body. During the tree scene, Gene convinces himself that Finny isn’t his friend, tricking himself into thinking that Finny is a conniving foil that wants to sabotage his academic merit....   [tags: Separate Peace, John Knowles, ]

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- A Separate Peace by John Knowles A Separate Peace was written by John Knowles in 1959 when he was 33. it is ser in a New Hampshire prep school during WWII. A few teens at this school are greatly affected by the war. Many adults are asking them to join the armed forces. Gene, the main character, trains with his once athletic star friend, Finny, for the Olympics. Although against the war many people request that he join. His other friend, Leper, joins and receives a Section 8 discharge for being considered "mentally unstable." Even though against the war, many of the boys do join the troops just to avoid being drafted to the front lines....   [tags: Knowles Separate Peace]

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Finny as Symbolic of Jesus in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles

- In the novel A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, Gene and Finny have boarding school experiences during World War II. Finny helps Gene mature throughout the story. Finny is an archetypal Jesus because of he preaches his ideas to his peers, his death is similar to Jesus’s, and his charismatic personality. One reason Finny is an archetypal Jesus is because Finny preaches his ideas to his peers. For example, Finny invents a game called blitzball after being disappointed by other sports. “Blitzball was the surprise of the summer....   [tags: Separate Peace, John Knowles, religious symbolism,]

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Analysis of A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- Analysis of A Separate Peace by John Knowles Telgen states John Knowles was born on 16 September 1926, in Fairmont, West Virginia. At the age of fifteen, Knowles attended New Hampshire's prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy. The Devon school, where most of the actions of A Separate Peace take place, is based on Phillips Exeter. After graduating from Exeter, Knowles entered Yale University for the 1944 fall term before going into the U.S. Army Air Force. After being discharged from service, he returned to Yale and continued his studies....   [tags: Knowles Separate Peace Analysis]

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John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- John Knowles' "A Separate Peace"       Gene, returns to the Devon School in New Hampshire, where he was a student with his friend Phineas 15 years ago, just as World War II began. The book goes back 15 years, to Gene's days with Phineas. On their first chance to jump off a huge tree into the river, Phineas, being the daredevil, goes first and Gene is the only one who follows. Gene is normally a conservative, conformist type person, but around Phineas, he consents to break the rules more often. Finny is an irregularity at Devon....   [tags: John Knowles Separate Peace Essays]

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Gene's Development in John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- Gene's Development in John Knowles' A Separate Peace Throughout life, there is always a person who one strives to beat, be better than or rise above. Little does each of them know that in the end the two actually make each other stronger. In John Knowles' novel, A Separate Peace (1959), he addresses just this. The novel, told from Gene Forrester's point of view, is based on a friendship and rivalry between him and his friend, Finny, during World War II. The two sixteen year olds attend Devon School, a private all boys' school, in New Hampshire....   [tags: Knowles Separate Peace Essays]

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Summary of A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- Summary of A Separate Peace by John Knowles As the novel opens, Gene Forrester returns to Devon, the New Hampshire boarding school he attended during World War II. Gene has not seen Devon for 15 years, and so he notices the ways in which the school has changed since he was a student there. Strangely, the school seems newer, but perhaps, he thinks, the buildings are just better taken care of now that the war is over. Gene walks through the campus on a bleak, rainy November afternoon, revisiting the buildings and fields he remembers—and especially two places he recalls as “fearful sites.” At the First Academic Building, he enters the foyer to look closely at the white marble steps....   [tags: A Separate Peace John Knowles Literature Essays]

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John Knowles' "A Separate Peace" and Struggle for Power

- John Knowles' "A Separate Peace" and Struggle for Power John Knowles' A Separate Peace depicts many examples of how power is used. In A Separate Peace, two opposing characters struggle for their own separate might. Gene Forrester, the reserved narrator, is weakened by his struggle for power. While, Phineas was inspired by his own power within. The novel conveys how peace can weaken or inspire during a mental war.       Phineas, a natural rebel, is known as the best athlete in school. For example, he and three others come to look at a tree, which is considered among the Upper Middler students at Devon an impossibility....   [tags: Knowles Separate Peace Power Essays]

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Denial of Truth in John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- Denial of Truth in John Knowles' "A Separate Peace" The novel A Separate Peace focuses mainly around a 17 year old named Gene Forrester and his psychological development. The story is set in a boys boarding school in USA during World War II. There are four main boys in the novel and they all undergo major character changes through the story. One of them goes crazy, and the others experience severe attitude changes. Gene is caught right in the center of these changes. He is very close with all of the other three boys, and thus all of the changes affect him very much....   [tags: John Knowles Separate Peace Essays]

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The Hostility Between Gene and Finny in A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- The Hostility Between Gene and Finny in A Separate Peace by John Knowles Gene feels increasing hostility toward Finny before his fall from the tree. In the novel A SEPARATE PEACE by John Knowles, the hostility between Gene and Finny increase because of the competition inside of them both to be better then one another. It is about the increasing competition between Gene and Finny and the hostility it brings. The hostility finally burst inside Gene and for one instant it takes over. It makes him do something he will always regret....   [tags: A Separate Peace John Knowles Essays]

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A Separate Piece, By John Knowles

- In John Knowles’ novel, A Separate Piece, the main Character, Gene Forrester, has to learn to become friends with his hazardous roommate, Phineas, at his school, Devon, in New Hampshire. The novel is affected by a number of changes, however the largest and most significant change is the change in seasons. In Thomas C. Foster’s novel, How to read literature like a Professor, chapter twenty explains the significance of the seasons. Foster states that, “Summer [symbolizes] adulthood and romance and fulfillment and passion,” while, “ winter [symbolizes] old age and resentment and death.” John Knowles’ book A Separate Peace, all aspects of Summer, Fall, and Winter are excellently represented as...   [tags: Season, Autumn, A Separate Peace, Winter]

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A Separate Peace By John Knowles

- The legend of the Fountain of Youth says that anyone who should drink from or bathe in the waters of the fountain will have their youth restored. The legend has endured for thousands of years; one of the first accounts of its existence is in the writings of a Greek historian named Herodotus from 5 BCE. People have always lusted after youth and innocence, and often they lust in vain. In contrast, author Joe Hill claimed in one of his novels, “Innocence ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, you know....   [tags: World War II, A Separate Peace, Evolution, War]

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A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

- The quote, “Ignorance is bliss,” by Thomas Gray is a seemingly adequate description of the lives of Gene, Finny, and Leper until they are all roughly jolted out of their fantasy world and brought back to reality. In A Separate Peace, John Knowles does an acceptable job of showing how disillusionment can greatly impact and, thus, change the lives of people. The book showcases the cycle of disillusionment and the ramifications it implies. Throughout the book, we see Gene, Leper, and Finny’s views on the world change....   [tags: Impact of Disillusionment]

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A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

- Throughout human history, war has stood as a universal reaction to various conflicts between diverse peoples. War can embed itself into a culture over generations of fighting. So much so that there exists cultures that base themselves around the idea of war, creating hostile and bellicose peoples. At times, war may not even have grounds, but the aggressive nature of the people often cause it to proceed without justification. In A Separate Peace, wars such as these are seen between the characters and within the characters of Gene and Phineas....   [tags: Influence of War, Character Analysis]

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A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

- Throughout human history, war has stood as a universal reaction to various conflicts between diverse peoples. War can embed itself into a culture over generations of fighting. It can generate cultures that base themselves around the concept of war, creating hostile and bellicose peoples. At times, war may not even have grounds, but the aggressive nature of the people often cause it to proceed without justification. These wars often proceed due to perceptions conceived within the depths of peoples’ imaginations....   [tags: Character Analysis, War]

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Beyonce Knowles : The Mega Superstar

- Beyoncé Knowles is one of the most popular entertainers today. With a plethora of awards and nominations, Beyoncé has taken over the world one venture at a time. She is a phenomenal artist and business woman at the height of her career. She is a brand of her own and markets that brand effectively to the masses. Beyoncé is a marketing powerhouse with a span of international influence crossing boundaries unsafe for men to walk. This essay will reveal the marketing strategies enacted the mega superstar, Beyoncé....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Music video]

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A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

- War and peace exist in more ways than large military conflicts, occurring between ideas and between people. Themes often explored in literature, war and peace, can be represented simply as personal conflicts, such as those between close friends. John Knowles’ A Separate Peace deals with the issue of war and peace by showing Peace, personified by Phineas, to be happy, naïve and confident, and War, personified by Gene, to be tortured, malicious and insecure, and that resolution to the conflict between them comes only from an understanding of the world around them....   [tags: War and Peace Personification]

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What is Andragogy? Malcom Knowles

- What is andragogy. Andragogy consists of a theoretical model of six assumptions that was developed by Malcolm Knowles in order to “distinguish adult learning and adult education from other areas of education” (Mirriam, Caffarella, & Baumgartner, 2007, p. 83). And so, andragogy might also be defined in terms of the efforts of “multiple researchers and scholars” (Henschke, 2011, p. 35) searching for a way to “establish andragogy as a proven theory and strong method for teaching adults” (Henschke, 2011, p....   [tags: adult learning, adult education]

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The Personality Of Beyonce Knowles

- The purpose of this research report is to investigate the personality of Beyoncé Knowles in terms of humanistic and trait conceptions of personality. Beyoncé born in September 4th 1981 is known for her fierce look and electrifying sound that has been present in the entertainment industry since she was 15 years of age. Beyoncé’s ability to perform with unparalleled confidence and exuberant passion has won her twenty Grammy awards, three world music awards, six American music awards, and eight billboard awards....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Psychology]

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The Death Of Lee Knowles

- Lee Knowles, the protagonist in Rene Steinke’s Friendswood, starts her journey with the death of her daughter, Jess, who died from a blood disease. Taft Properties’ illegal dumping of chemicals in Rosemont is what Lee believes caused Jess’s death. Lee, unlike her husband, Jack, will not find closure until she gets answers for the atrocities done to her daughter. She will do everything in her power to get justice for those affected. This journey will lead her on a perilous path; but in Lees mind she cannot lose anything more then what she already lost....   [tags: Life, Death, American novelists]

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Adult Learning: Malcolm Knowles

- ... Self-Directing “As a person matures, he or she moves from dependency to self-directedness” (Knowles, 1984). Adult learners need instructors to give them explicit directions on what to do, how to do it, and when. Instructors are treated as experts who know what the adult learner needs to do, or they passively slide through the educational system, responding mainly to instructors who “make” them learn. When establishing a learner-centered learning environment, the instructor could have prepared a lively syllabus with time to discuss and any additional details the adult learners from a previous class could have left letters or notebooks for incoming adult learners....   [tags: personal experience, education process]

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Biography of John Knowles

- John Knowles was born on 1962 in Fairmont, West Virginia and passed away on November 29, 2001. He was 15 years old when he became a student at Phillips Exeter Academy, a boarding school. After he graduated from there is 1945, he decided to join the war effort as part of the U.S. Army Air Force’s Aviation Cadet Program. John went to Europe and worked as a journalist until the mid 1950’s and then returned to the U.S in 1957. After returning, he took a job with the associate editor at Holiday magazine, Thornton Wilder....   [tags: American Novelist, A Separate Piece, Analysis]

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Andragogy Reflection: Malcom Knowles

- Introduction Andragogy, made famous in the United States by Malcom Knowles in 1967, is the art and science of teaching adult learners as opposed to pedagogy which is the art and science of teaching but not distinguishing what age group (Rachel, 2002). Knowles implemented andragogy through the use of a learning contract, in which learning objectives, strategies and resources, achievement, and methods for evaluation are all determined by both the learner and instructor (2002). Andragogy has been and still is well debated among educators and psychologists....   [tags: adult learners, experience, class]

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Andragogy Reflection: Malcom Knowles

- Andragogy Personal Reflection Introduction Malcolm Knowles introduced the term andragogy to the field of educational research in 1968, and he ultimately identified six underlying assumptions about adult learners (Merriam, Caffarella, and Baumgartner, 2007, p. 84). While it may seem obvious now that adult learners have different needs and motivations, it had not been previously delineated or identified as such. The phrase ‘non-traditional student’ has long been used to describe adults who return to an educational setting after they have been out of high school for a few, or many years....   [tags: non traditional student, adult learning]

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Andragogy Reflection: Malcom Knowles

- Andragogy is the theory and practice of adult learning; the term “andragogy,” was coined by Malcolm Knowles in 1968 and is defined in its contrast to pedagogy, or the theory and practice of childhood learning. (Merriam, Cafarella, Baumgartner, 2007 p. 83-85) The principles of andragogy are founded on six basic assumptions; first, maturation leads to autonomy and self-direction; second, adulthood is characterized by previous experience and background knowledge; third, the capacity for adult learning is directly linked to the relevance of the learning in a social context; and fourth, adult learning takes place in relation to the problems solving application of the learning....   [tags: maturation, autonomy, self-direction]

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The Primary Assumptions Of Knowles ' Andragogical Model

- Unfair Results of Andragogy Andragogy has been defined as “any intentional and professionally guided activity that aims at a change in adult persons” (Knowles, Holton, & Swanson, 2005, p. 60). In the mid-twentieth century, researchers like Bruner, Gibb, Miller, Overstreet, Savicevic—and most notably Knowles—began to use the concept to explore “the art and science of how adults learn” (Knowles et al., 2005, p. 61). The primary assumptions of Knowles’ andragogical model are: 1. “Adults need to know why they need to learn something before they learn it.” 2....   [tags: Learning, Educational psychology, Adult education]

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John Knowles 's A Separate Peace

- War and Rivalry in “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles John Knowles, the author of “A Separate Peace” novel, was born in 1926 in West Virginia, Fairmont to be specific. The book was first published in 1960. Though it was Knowles’ first book, surprisingly the novel won great awards and hence lots of audience in the United States of America. The story is centered on a teenager named Devon, schooling at Phillips Exeter Academy. He writes: “But, of course, fifteen years before there had been a war going on....   [tags: World War II, War, Phillips Exeter Academy]

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Analysis Of ' A Separate Peace ' By John Knowles

- Square Pegs in Round Holes The novel, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, tells the story of the narrator, Gene Forrester, and the tribulations he and his friends partake in. None of these friends compare to one such as Elwin Lepellier, also known as Leper. At first glance Leper appears to be an insignificant character and is not expected to play an important role. Look at the meaning of the word “leper”; a leper is a person who is shunned or rejected by others for reasons that can be either social or even moral....   [tags: World War II, A Separate Peace, The Reader, Novel]

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Beyonce Knowles : An African American Artist

- Living in America, it is a never ending burden for black bodies to be forced to assimilate to the customs of whites. Within the black culture it is difficult to find a medium between being too black or too white, formally known as double conscious. Often times it is beneficial to live life by masking, or passing due to social convections. African American artist especially, have to face this challenge in their works. In order for their talents to be appreciated, conforming to what is considered ideal in our society is a must....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people]

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Analysis Of Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter

- Leadership is a complex idea that is often is hard to define. Everyone seems to have different characteristics that they feel contribute to a good leader. Even though there is no straightforward definition of leadership, there are still certain personality traits, behaviors, skills, and motivators that people admire in a leader. The best example to show how leaders utilize these characteristics is to examine a prominent figure in pop culture, such as Beyoncé. Her life is transparent enough that we can analyze her leadership skills, and how they change in any given situation....   [tags: Leadership, Skill, Interpersonal skills]

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How to Apply Malcolm Knowles' Theories in Training work

- This essay is to consider and discuss how I might apply the theories of Malcolm Knowles, in my own current or future training work. The essay will include a brief biography on Malcolm Knowles, and his theory on adult education / learning andragogy, to include definitions of andragogy and pedagogy, which has been the mainstay of all education theory for hundreds of years. The main body of the essay will discuss and differentiate andragogy from pedagogy, and how I might use Knowles’s theory in future training....   [tags: adult education, learning andragogy, pedagogy]

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Analysis of Leper In A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- "Truth: the most deadly weapon ever discovered by humanity. Capable of destroying entire perceptual sets, cultures, and realities. Outlawed by all governments everywhere. Possession is normally punishable by death." John Gilmore's perception of truth portrays a view extremely relative to the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. Knowles creates a theme of veracity in animus within the novel and supports it through the unique character traits of Leper. First and foremost, Knowles characterizes Leper as a vulnerable outsider through his actions, words, and character as a whole....   [tags: Character Analysis, Genuinity]

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The Metaphor of Innocence Depicted in John Knowles A Separate Peace

- In A Separate Peace, author John Knowles uses the peace of summer and the war of winter as a metaphor of innocence. Several characters in this novel undergo changes, both positive and negative, as a result of the shift from a peaceful summer session at the Devon School, to the reality of World War II. While some characters embrace their evolution through the loss of innocence, others are at war with themselves to maintain their naïveté. By contrasting the states of war and peace in A Separate Peace, John Knowles suggests that if one does not evolve through the loss of innocence, he cannot survive the trials of life....   [tags: A Separate Peace]

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Malcolm Knowles 's Theory Of Adult Learning

- One theorist that is relevant to this study is Malcolm Knowles’s theory of adult learning. Though Malcom Knowles may not be the first one to introduce adult learning, he was the one that introduced andragogy in North America. (McEwen and Wills 2014). Andragogy means adult learning. The core concept of Knowles’s Adult learning theory is to create a learning environment or awareness for adults to understand why they learn .Knowles developed six main assumptions of adult learners. Those assumptions are the need to know, self- concept, experience, readiness to learn, orientation to learning and motivation....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Problem solving, Psychology]

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles: A Coming of Age Story

- Coming of age is a stage where a young person transitions from being a child and becomes an adult by facing a part of adulthood that destroys child-like beliefs while developing new beliefs. In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene starts off as an innocent boy unsure of his feelings towards his friend Finny but as the book progresses Gene soon comes to realize he’s living under Finny’s shadow with a least amount of sense of knowing who he is as a person. This leads him to spite his best friend, Phineas....   [tags: friendship, envy, hatred]

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Coming of Age in A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- A Separate Peace “Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed” -Friedrich Nietzsche. A Separate Peace by John Knowles is a coming of age and tragedy novel. In this book, John Knowles shows us the lives of teenage boys during World War II. They boys may seem alright with their cheerful attitudes, but the raging war is still on their minds. They are wondering what it would be like to become a war hero, how everyone would respect them or if the war isn’t as great as it seems....   [tags: war, illusion, tragedy]

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Perception of Others in A Separate Peave by John Knowles

- “Only Phineas never was afraid, only Phineas never hated anyone. Other people experienced this fearful shock somewhere, this sighting of the enemy, and so began an obsessive labor of defense, began to parry the menace they saw facing them by developing a particular frame of mind.”(Knowles 204) John Knowles, the author of A Separate Peace states this quote to explore how some people develop defense mechanisms in order to protect themselves from any harm they may endure. Gene, the novel’s protagonist feels as though his best friend Phineas is somehow out to get him....   [tags: Friendship, Teenagers, Boys]

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A Seperate Peace, by John Knowles

- A Separate Peace was written by active author John Knowles from his real experiences and personal struggles. Knowles attended Phillips Exeter Academy, an exclusive New Hampshire prep school, for two summer sessions in 1943 and 1944. This book vaguely outlines his experiences at Exeter with himself as the main character but under the name of Gene Forrester. Knowles' novel tells the somber story of a young man's struggle to escape from himself and his world; to achieve a special and separate peace....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- A Separate Peace by John Knowles In John Knowles novel, A Separate Peace, Gene is plagued by jealousy for his best friend, Finny. As this novel continues, Gene ends up hurting his friend because of his jealousy. After Gene blindly intentionally hurts his only friend, he has a guilty conscience and has to overcome it by being good friends with Finny. However, Gene still feels guilty for Finny, has lost his best friend, and he knows his life will never be the same. Gene still feels guilty for Finny....   [tags: Papers]

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- A Separate Peace by John Knowles At the Devon school, in A Separate Peace, Finny and Gene seem to be opposites in every way; Phineas is a leader and Gene is a follower, Gene is mainly introverted and Phineas is outgoing and buoyant and Phineas is an athlete and Gene is a scholar. But as the pages turn, Finny and Gene begin to develop a bond, caused by Gene's envious rage and the tree incident. Gene does not know how he could do such a thing to such a close friend, his best pal, who was so innocent and noble of heart and who's thoughts were so pure....   [tags: Papers]

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Friendship in Knowles' A Separate Peace

- A Separate Peace - Friendship   We have all experienced friendship in our lives; some of these bonds were lasting and others were not.  A Separate Peace is a book that deals with the friendship of high school boys. These boys attend an all-boy’s school called Devon School.  It is said that: "Devon is sometimes considered the most beautiful school in New England."  "Devon was both scholarly and very athletic."  Devon is where Gene Forrester, Phineas (Finny) and Elwin (Leper) Lepellier attend school.  Author John Knowles sets the story during World War II.  This time period makes the boys have to think about which branch of the military they want to enlist in....   [tags: A Separate Peace Essays]

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Beyonce Knowles : Modern Social And Political Stances

- As an ever growing topic of debate in modern society, understanding feminism is critical to modern social and political stances. Beyoncé Knowles, a celebrity pop star has been a figure surrounded by debate for those seeking to define modern feminism. By examining her feminism, a great deal can be learned about different stance on modern feminism. As bell hooks defines it in her book, Feminism is for Everybody, “Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression” (viii). Through this definition, hooks is clear that feminism can be embraced by anyone, male or female, black or white, rich or poor so long as they oppose sexism and its ramifications since opposing sexism d...   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Femininity, Sexism]

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Beyonce Knowles' Irreplaceable Hit Song and Video

- ... Three years earlier, she released her first solo album Dangerously in Love. Both albums entered the Billboard Top 200 at #1. In her B’Day album, the first week of sales saw more than 541,000 copies sold, achieving 2006's highest first week's sales by any female recording artiste, group or solo artiste. Prior to her solo albums, Beyoncé was member of the now defunct all-girl R&B band, Destiny Child. According to the Uses and Gratification theory (Blumler and Katz 1975) the audience has a set of needs which include personal identity, diversion, integration and social interaction and surveillance....   [tags: audience perception and meaning]

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Gene's Jealousy in A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- In the novel, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the protagonist Gene Forrester constantly battles within himself to find the true emotion towards his friend Phineas and to find out who he really is. Gene and Phineas formed an illusion of companionship, but there was always a silent rivalry between them in Gene’s mind. In the beginning, Gene thought his feeling towards Phineas was completely normal and it will go away in time. However, as the time went on and Gene matured he found out that his feeling was much more than little jealousy but it has turned into hate....   [tags: Literary Criticism, Literary Analysis]

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My Future Of Andragogy By Malcom M. S. Knowles

- Let’s start with the end in mind – the future. Currently, Adult Learning Theory is in its infancy stage. This emerging theory is on the crawling stage before walking, in terms of developmental research, application, and practice. For the purpose of this report, the terms: adult learners, adult educators, adult education, and adult learning will be used interchangeably. The author will attempt wholeheartedly to align the appropriate term to the specific narrow point of discussion. In this report, Andragogy is defined as the study of adult learners, as oppose to the study of student learning, called Pedagogy....   [tags: Education, History of education, School]

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A Religion That Worships The Famous Singer Beyonce Knowles

- “Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.” ~Deepak Chopra Every person who is or has walked this green Earth has some type of belief. Whether they believe in a higher power or not they believe in something. There are so many religions in the world today that it is hard to keep up with them all....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Islam, Jesus]

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Symbols in A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

- The theme “rite of passage” was used in the novel A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. This moving from innocence to adulthood was contained within three sets of interconnected symbols: summer and winter, the Devon and Naguamsett Rivers, and peace and war. These symbols served as a backdrop upon which the novel was developed. The loss if Gene Forrester’s innocence was examined through these motifs. The summer and winter sessions symbolized Gene’s loss of innocence. During the summer sessions, the boys of Devon were carefree and showed no respect for the rules, while the teachers put no effort into enforcing the rules....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Unofficial Autobiography: The Relationship of the Life of John Knowles and “A Separate Peace”

- Throughout time, famous authors have written even more famous books based on their own experiences. Nearly any book can be traced to an event in the author’s life. Whether they do it intentionally or not, these book are basically unofficial autobiographies. While they should not be taken as fact, a reader can come to understand the life of the author, and better understand their work. One famous author, C.S. Lewis, created a beautiful allegory in “The Chronicles of Narnia.” C.S. Lewis was a Christian and Aslan, the main character in the books, was a savior to the world....   [tags: literature, famous authors]

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friendship in a separate peace by John Knowles

- friendship in a separate peace by John Knowles Finding out who someone really is can be a very difficult thing to do. Knowing who some one is inside and out takes time and dedication. I learned that there are a few key factors when getting to know who some one really is. Character determination of a friend can be based on three things, honesty, trust, conflicts, and how they are resolved . The book a separate peace by John Knowles deals with all of these issues in the case of friendship. You can use these three factors to see how good of a friend a person can be, and determine there true character....   [tags: essays papers]

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Growing Up in Knowles' A Separate Peace

- A Separate Peace - Growing Up         World War II influenced the boys in A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, by making them grow and mature more quickly than they would have had there not been a war. The war made some boys stronger and readier for whatever life would bring, while in others it disabled them to the point that they could not handle the demands of life. The maturing influence of the war on Finny was a considerable one, even though it did not seem to the other boys that he was growing up at all....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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Friendship in John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- In life, as well in books there can be a lot of friendship going on; in some cases there can be bad friendships and there can be good friendships. In A Separate Peace Gene, in my opinion, Gene is not a good friend. In Catcher in the Rye Holden, in my opinion, is also not a good friend. I think that Holden and Gene are not good friends to other people and do not really know how to keep a friendship, because even though they both have friends, they both still discern their friends in bad ways or think bad things about them; because the person or friend has done something bad towards them or because they feel insecure towards the person or the situation that they are in....   [tags: A Separate Peace Essays]

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Beyonce Knowles vs. Rihanna: Two Great Women Vocal Artists

- Two women from two different backgrounds have so much in common yet they are so different. One grew up in Houston, Texas while the other grew up in Saint Michael, Barbados. Even though these two women have had very different up bringing the one thing they have in common is their great voices. These two women’s background, musical style, and other career ventures make them both two of the best female artist in their field. Beyonce Knowles was born Beyonce Giselle Knowles on September 4, 1981 to Mathew Knowles and Tina Beyince, in Houston, Texas....   [tags: Beyonce, Rihanna, music, ]

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The Pursue of Freedom in Literature

- The notion of freedom commenced from the Athenian empire, under the leadership of Pericles in the late 5th century BC, through democracy – civic freedom. After centuries of being governed by tyrants, people were haste to concede to the ideology of democracy: the ability for one to have control in the way he/she is governed. Additionally, people coveted not only to civic freedom, but to all facets of freedom (economic freedom, religious freedom, personal freedom, etc.) for Libertas Perfundet Omnia Luce, freedom will flood all things with light....   [tags: joyce, conrad, knowles]

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Learning Ones True Self Based on A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- In the novella, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the narrator, Gene, expresses the hardships of leaving innocence of adolescence and merging into reality. During this journey, Gene’s lack of self-assurance leads him to jealousy towards his best friend, Phineas, also known as Finny. Through the eyes of Gene, Finny is portrayed as athletic, outgoing, and unpredictable; otherwise, everything Gene is not. Upon his return to Devon, Gene is reminded of the accident that occurred on the tree. Overwhelmed with jealousy and resentment, Gene jolts the limb of the tree, causing his best friend’s fall and development of uncertainty....   [tags: irony, metaphors, seach of self]

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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding and A Seperate Peace, by John Knowles

- Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us, is nothing compared to what lies within in.” At first glance, this quotation is positive and inspiring. But inside of every man is the ability to create terror and suffering. When this darker side emerges, individuals are irreparably altered. Two great works of literature show this point: William Golding’s Lord of the Flies disturbingly illustrates the deterioration of a group of marooned British schoolboys from civilized to savage, and John Knowles’ A Separate Peace is the haunting story of a teenager’s inability to confess the truth to his best friend as they grapple with World War II....   [tags: Evil in Humanity]

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Adragogy: Adult Learning and Teaching

- Introduction Andragogy is a theory of adult learning and teaching. It is frequently compared to pedagogy, which is closely related but deals primarily with the teaching of children. Malcolm Knowles introduced the term andragogy in an article he wrote in 1968, in order to distinguish adult learning from preadult education, or pedagogy. Andragogy is “based on a number of assumptions about the adult learner” (Merriam, Caffarella, and Baumgartner, 2007, p. 84). Although andragogy “became a rallying point for those trying to define the field of adult education as separate from other areas of education” (Merriam et al., 2007, p....   [tags: pedagogy, malcom knowles]

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Factors Contributing to the Ups and Downs of Friendship in Knowles’ A Separate Peace

- ... His abhorrence invokes him to silently accuse Finny of things he does not do. Out of hatred, Gene starts to believe that Finny is invidious of his academic success, and strives to distract him from his studies. When Finny jokingly says he was extremely envious of Gene one day, Gene bursts and unknowingly concludes that “all of [Finny’s] assertions of friendship were fake and [he] was only jealous of my success” (Knowles 34). Finny’s meaningless comment sparks Gene’s anger, invoking him to accuse Finny of befriending him only to bring him down....   [tags: envy, guilt, accident]

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding and A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- ... Gene seems to think that there is no harm in envying someone a little, and it is obvious that he is unaware of the potential risk for doing so. Savagery within man is dormant, but it is triggered by other things. Certain things and different situations trigger someone’s dark side. In Lord of the Flies, Jack becomes obsessed with hunting pigs. Jack’s obsession triggers something within him that strives for power and control. “He tried to convey the compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up”(Golding, Page 51)....   [tags: man's savagery]

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Transfer Of Learning Pl Malcolm Knowles Model For Learning Transfer

- Transfer of Learning Plan This was taken directly from our Group I Project This program utilizes the Malcolm Knowles model for learning transfer. Knowles envisioned learning as active and that the goal was to replicate as closely as possible the environment within the skill or knowledge will be applied. As detailed by Foley and Kaiser (2013), this type of learning transfer is active and utilizes role play and fictional scenarios in order to replicate where in the real world this information will be applied (p....   [tags: Learning, Educational psychology, Knowledge]

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Negative Peer Pressure Depicted in Knowles' A Separate Peace and Plath's Initiation

- “To follow or not to follow?” is the conflict of both A Separate Peace by John Knowles and Initiation by Sylvia Plath. Each main character must choose what action to take; however, it is the way they choose that sets these stories apart. Different examples of conformity in each book yield different results, showing readers potential outcomes of decision making. In a Separate Peace, the main character, Gene Forrester, is constantly pressured into rebelling against the school rules by his best friend Phineas, or “Finny”....   [tags: A Separate Peace, Initiation]

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William Golding's Lord of the Flies and John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- ... “He is fair and well built, might grow into a boxer but never into a devil, for he is sunny and decent, sensible, considerate.” (Golding) Both identities can now be distinctly seen as opposites that repel one another. On the contrary, Gene and Finny also parallel each other’s egos and motivations. “His combined good looks, fine sense of balance and tremendous energy create the sense of an academic.” (Slethaug 259-270) Finny, who is a multi-sport athlete, has an almighty body and is seen throughout encouraging himself/others to be creative....   [tags: duality of good verus evil]

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The Scarlett Ibis by James Hurst and A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- Some people in society are judgmental toward people who belong to a minority. This unwanted prejudice and unfair treatment is, for many affected people, impossible to fully escape. In The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst and A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene and Doodle are able to detach themselves from society’s cruel interpretation of unique individuals. Doodle, crippled from birth, retreats to Old Woman Swamp. The secluded swamp is the only place he and his brother can forget the rest of society and view each other as equals, but ends up leading to Doodle’s death....   [tags: mocking prejudice]

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Gene and Finny in A Separate Piece

- In the novel A Separate Peace, the author John Knowles creates a unique relationship between the two main characters Gene Forrester and Phineas, also known as Finny. The boys have a love hate relationship, which becomes the base of the problems throughout the book. The setting of this novel, a preparatory school in New Hampshire known as Devon, creates a peaceful environment where World War will not corrupt the boys. The boys might be protected from the war, but they are not protected from each other....   [tags: John Knowles]

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A Separate Peace Book Analysis

- In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene, Finny, and Leper fear recognizing their own flaws and learning about the harsh realities of a world at war because it affects their decision making causing them to make poor decisions, such as severely hurting one another, more frequently. Fear surrounds Gene during his time at the Devon school, affecting how he feels towards others as well as how well he trusts others. The fear isolates Gene from his friends and makes him, both, become weary of the evils around him as well as make him see other irrelevant evils....   [tags: fear, john knowles, finny]

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Gene in A Seperate Peace

- At a young age everyone creates an enemy. Peace comes when this enemy leaves or has been destroyed. Everyone must fight, negotiate, and/or struggle with their enemy to be left with nothing but peace. Gene Forrester was the main character in the book A Separate Peace by John Knowles, which took place in the time of World War II. He made his enemy leave, through the death of his best friend Finny. As a result of fighting the wrong battle, Gene apologized to his friend Finny and found peace. After the highly athletic person Finny “Falls” from the tree, Gene begins to wonder who his friends are, and why his friends are his friends....   [tags: John Knowles]

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The Evolution of Character in John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- The Evolution of Character in John Knowles' A Separate Peace One of the most revered and utterly enigmatic topics present within humanity is the evolution of humankind itself. Collectively contrasting both the origins of man physically and the very beginning of complex thought processes has been an incredible task, which is currently undetermined. The exact methods of the mind and of human character are both delicate and completely beyond true understanding. The only ways we as a race retain the ability to even attempt to comprehend such processes is through experimentation and elaboration via written text and visual arts....   [tags: essays papers]

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Friendship and Tragedy in John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- Friendship and Tragedy in John Knowles' A Separate Peace Some friendships last forever and others do not but in the novel, A Separate Peace (1959) by John Knowles, displays a different kind of friendship. The reader throughout this novel was very entertained. This novel takes place at the Devon Preparatory School in the years of 1942-1943. This story begins when Gene Forrester comes back to the Devon School fifteen years after his graduation to relive a tragic story. He walks up to a tree and the story then begins in the summer of 1942....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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The Reality of War in John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- The Reality of War in John Knowles' A Separate Peace In his book A Separate Peace John Knowles communicates what war really is. He uses a number of complex characters in a very complicated plot in order to convey the harsh, sad, cruel, destructive forces of war. The Characters Gene and Finny are used as opposing forces in a struggle between that cold reality of war-that is World War II in this story-and a separate peace. A peace away from the real war and all of the terrible things that come with it....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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The Importance of Individuality in John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- The Importance of Individuality in John Knowles' A Separate Peace "There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion. It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) A Separate Peace (1959) written by John Knowles, expresses the true struggle to respect o...   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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Finding Peace in A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- Finding Peace Peace only comes at the price of great struggle and sacrifice for most people. In essence, it only comes when you have defeated the enemy, or the enemy has defeated you. John Knowles was able to capture the subtle goal and essence of his novel by titling it A Separate Peace. A Separate Peace is a story about Gene Forrester, the protagonist of the story, and his constant struggle with the underlying emotional conflicts presented to him. He has to fight a war within his own mind that every man has to fight for himself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Use of Symbols and Symbolism in Knowles' Separate Peace

- Use of Symbolism in  A Separate Peace                       John Knowles uses the literary element of symbolism in his novel, A Separate Peace. Gene, a student at the Devon Prep School in New Hampshire, tries to understand the love, hate, and jealousy that he feels for his roommate Phineas, nicknamed "Finny." Knowles uses the Assembly Hall, the marble staircase, and the locker room to symbolize how Gene's spitefulness affects Finny, and how this effect leads Gene into adulthood....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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Maintaining A Complacent Outlook in A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- Maintaining A Complacent Outlook in A Separate Peace by John Knowles During times of struggle, many people turn to different mentalities in order to deal with the problems they face. In the case of Separate Peace, by John Knowles, this mindset is one of living in peace and harmony. The main characters, Phineas and Gene, encounter strains on their close relationship by Phineas displaying this outlook. During the novel, World War II is raging and at the peaceful Devon School for boys there is a gloom knowing that many of the students and their friends could be drafted for the war at any time....   [tags: Papers]

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Knowles' Separate Peace Essays: Maturity in A Separate Peace

- Maturity in A Separate Peace In A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, the focus spotlight is quickly turned upon Gene Forrester and his maturity through the novel. He expresses his ideas about the many subjects through the book through his position as the novel's narrator. Also, as the book progresses, so does Gene's maturity. The first chapter of A Separate Peace establishes the character Gene Forrester, who in actuality is a portrayal of John Knowles himself, according to a recent interview....   [tags: A Separate Peace Essays]

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Andragogy Theory

- INTRODUCTION In adult learning there have been few styles of learning but Malcolm Knowles theory has been around for nearly forty years. (Merriam, 2007) Knowles came up with six assumptions for his theory. Maturity helps one become more independent and self-directing. As an adult experiences life this makes their experiences a good resource. The adult’s readiness to learn that is associated with their work and social role. (Merriam, 2007) “ There is a change in time perspective as people mature-from future application of knowledge to immediacy of application....   [tags: Malcom Knowles]

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Knowles' Separate Peace Essays: Loss of Innocence

- Loss of Innocence in A Separate Peace In the human nature, naive ignorance of the world's imperfections eventually yields to the recognition that the world does contain hatred and violence. John Knowles places his novel A Separate Peace in situations which necessitate this emotional transformation. The characters become increasingly aware of the nature of the world. In addition, symbols help show the interrelation of ideas and events as they appear in Gene's subconscious mind. In this novel, setting, character, and symbols develop the theme of loss of innocence....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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Knowles' Separate Peace Essays: Character Traits

- Character Traits in A Separate Peace In the book A Separate Peace by John Knowles, one of the main themes is the effects of realism, idealism, and isolationism on Brinker, Phineas, and Gene. Though not everyone can be described using one of these approaches to life, the approaches completely conform to these characters to create one realist, one idealist, and one isolationist; thereby providing the foundation of the novel. The realist is Brinker. Brinker's realism takes on a very morbid quality after Gene decides not to enlist with him, do to Phineas's return to Devon....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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Loss of Innocence

- In A Separate Peace, John Knowles carries the theme of the inevitable loss of innocence throughout the entire novel. Several characters in the novel sustain both positive and negative changes, resulting from the change of the peaceful summer sessions at Devon to the reality of World War II. While some characters embrace their development through their loss of innocence, others are at war with themselves trying to preserve that innocence. Knowles foreshadows the boys’ loss of innocence through the war, and their constant jumps from the tree....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Knowles]

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A Separate Peace

- The quote, “Ignorance is bliss,” by Thomas Gray is a seemingly adequate description of the lives of Gene, Finny, and Leper until they are all roughly jolted out of their fantasy world and brought back to reality. In A Separate Peace, John Knowles does an acceptable job of showing how disillusionment can greatly impact and, thus, change the lives of people. The book showcases the cycle of disillusionment and the ramifications it implies. Throughout the book, we see Gene, Leper, and Finny’s views on the world change....   [tags: John Knowles, Literary Analysis]

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