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    or an adult. I also like to compare Gene and Finny to two support structures that are supporting each other. When Finny died, Gene sort of fell with him. However, years later, or at the beginning of the book, he found peace with himself for all he had done – a separate peace.

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    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

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    This memo is in regard to the role that World War II had on the characters in the novel, A Separate Peace by John Knowles. I would like to discuss how the war slowly intruded upon life at Devon and how it eventually dominated life at Devon. The relationship that this story has to the title of the book will also be conversed about. In the first few chapters of the book there are many examples of how the students at Devon were affected or not affected at all by the war. For example, Gene and Finny

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    Can one live in the illusion they create for themselves in an attempt to escape the realities of their life choices? In the book, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the main character inadvertently injures his best friend and does not confess to it. Gene is the main character and narrator. He narrates the story through a flashback while visiting the school he went to with his best friend. Gene is a very intelligent young man, however he has the tendency to over evaluate situations. His best friend

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    Separate Peace Essay In the book, ‘A Separate Peace’, there are many friendship and rivalries. During the school year at Devon, there is a war going on. So everyone's on edge. Going to a prep school you can expect that kids will be jealous of each other, and that’s what happened. In the book there were multiple rivalries and a lot of envy between Gene, Finny, and Brinker. In the book,‘A Separate Peace’, Gene is very envious of Finny. At the beginning of the story, Finny called gene his best friend

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    arise, these people do not associate themselves with them, but they try to find a separate peace. In the novel of the same title, Gene is one of those people, and he tries to ignore the outside war by finding an inner peace: Phineas. Finny becomes a magical fairy that sprinkles tranquility into Gene’s daily life. Even though Phineas becomes Gene’s separate peace, Finny ironically destroys Gene. The word “separate,” in the title, is depicted in Gene’s separation from the world, because he neglects

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    The Barrier of Friendship     In A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, two boys named Gene and Finny attend a New England boarding school, the Devon School, where they learn to overcome challenging obstacles and make life-changing decisions as they come of age. The boys live in a microcosm of World War II, with loyalty and deception being major elements of Devon. Gene is an introverted, hard working intellectual and his friend, Phineas, is an outgoing, daring athlete. When jealousy and competition start

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    A Separate Peace; Chapter Summaries Chapter 1: The narrator (Gene) returns to the Devon School in New Hampshire, that he graduated from 15 years earlier. He goes to a certain tree and switches back to the past. Phineas dares everyone to jump from a branch in the tree into the river. Phineas, and Gene both jump. On the way back Phineas and Gene play fight so that they are late for dinner. Chapter 2:Mr. Prud'homme, a master, stops by the boys' room to scold them for missing dinner again for the ninth

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    Mills Mrs. Miller AP Lit 11 11 March 2014 The Inevitability of Conflict A Separate Peace From past, present, to future, conflict has defined history. In a world full of battles, revolutions, and seemingly random acts of evil, it is impossible to escape the reality of it all. Many of today’s great classics have been inspired by generations of conflict. Using World War II as the background for John Knowles’ novel A Separate Peace brings up the question if it is ever possible to live in a world without

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    A Separate Peace - Symbolism

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    In John Knowle’s A Separate Peace, symbols are used to develop and advance the themes of the novel. One theme is the lack of an awareness of the real world among the students who attend the Devon Academy. The war is a symbol of the "real world", from which the boys exclude themselves. It is as if the boys are in their own little world or bubble secluded from the outside world and everyone else. Along with their friends, Gene and Finny play games and joke about the war instead of taking it seriously

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