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    A Separate Peace

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    A Separate Peace2 Breaking The Mold In John Knowle’s, A Separate Peace, there is a transformation in all the key elements in the book, from the rivers to the tree to the seasons to the characters. The transformation is specifically seen in Leper, Gene, and Phineas. These three young men experience a change not just because of the transitions through adolescence. These changes also come about because of the war, the school, and an injury. Leper Lepellier is a very odd young man. He is quiet

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    Phineas, a main character in “A Separate Peace”, was a very athletic, cheerful young man. He was a friend through and through, and he was a buddy to everyone around him. That isn’t the only thing Phineas was. Phineas represented an innocence beyond this world that no normal human can find. He had a sincerity that was infused with all his words and a joyfulness that could not be dampened. Finny’s innocence is personified multitudes of times throughout the book. He shows great sincerity towards

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    A friendship without mutual love and respect leads to selfishness and jealousy. In A Separate Peace, Gene remains envious of his best friend: Finny’s good looks, his ability to charm everyone that he meets, his ability to take charge, and his natural athleticism. As their friendship flourishes, Gene becomes desirous of Finny’s physical appearance and his build. Finny uses his ability to take charge and organizes the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session. Before each meeting, Finny and Gene

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    A Separate Peace: Physical and Mental Parallels to a Never Ending War World War II is one of the most famous historical events and it also contributes to the theme of war in the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles which focuses on that period in time. To emphasise this major theme, Knowles uses techniques such as physical and mental parallel situations and foil characters. For example, readers learn that many of the physical activities the boys at Devon school used to play carry references of

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    A Separate Peace

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    A Separate Peace3 A Separate Peace is a coming-of-age novel about two boys at boarding school and their friendship during World War II. There are three significant scenes of violence that occur in the novel; however, the core of the plot is based upon one. The first and most poignant is the incident where Gene, the narrator, jiggles the tree branch while he and Phineas, his best friend, are preparing to jump, causing Phineas to fall and break his leg. The next scene of violence is when Quackenbush

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    A Separate Peace Theme

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    In the book A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the reader can perceive multiple themes throughout the novel, depending on how much detail they can get out of the story, when reading between the lines. When I read the novel A Separate Peace, I perceived a single, and in my opinion, a very significant theme of the book. Before I launch into describing the main theme of the book, I must first make it obvious what the setting of the book is and how the book starts, as that has a significant effect on

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    A Separate Peace

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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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    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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    A Separate Peace Essay

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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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