• A Separate Peace Three Symbols
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    A Separate Peace: Three Symbols The three dichotomous symbols in A Separate Peace by John Knowles reinforce the innocence and evil of the main characters, Finny and Gene. Beside the Devon School flow two rivers on opposite sides of the school, the Naguamsett and the Devon. The Devon provides entertainment and happiness for Gene and Finny as they jump from the tree into the river and hold initiations into the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session. Finny, Gene, and their friends use the Devo...
  • A Separate Peace Winter Session
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    A SEPARATE PEACE 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 sum...
  • Separate Peace Phineas Gene Devon
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    The novel, A separate Peace written by John Knowles, contrasts many different settings, actions, and characters. The story is set in a boy's prep school during World War Two. The main characters Gene and Phineas are greatly contrasted because of their opposite ways. Throughout the duration of the story, both the Naguamsett and the Devon river are contrasted as opposites as well as the Winter and summer sessions at Devon School. Gene Forester is a senior at Devon Boarding School. Gene is the type...
  • A Separate Peace Summer Session
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    A Separate Peace by John Knowles is a novel about a boy named Gene Forrester and his trials and tribulations while attending Devon School for Boys in New Hampshire. It is set in the time period of World War 2; therefore the book is reminiscent of the war. There are many symbols in the novel that represents aspects of the war and of mankind itself. The three connected symbols in A Separate Peace reinforce the innocence and evil of the main characters, Finny and Gene. Beside the Devon School flow...