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  • Ridley's Excitement About Genetics
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    Book Review Genome: The Autobiography of A Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley is an interesting book. It is written in a style that is very casual and very understandable. If someone who knew nothing about genetics or biology were to read this book, they would find it very interesting and informative. Ridley uses basic scientific terms so as not to confuse the average reader. Ridley, who has a Ph. D. in zoology, is a big supporter of the Darwinian view of the world. He views the genome as a h...
  • Last Chapters Of The Book Unlike Phineas
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    Gene-The Character Analysis Gene, one of the main characters in the book, has a complex personality with lots of conflicts and a struggle to find himself or, in other words, his own identity. Throughout the book, we come across acts and thoughts of Gene envying Phineas. Although he mentions that he's glad having a boy like Phineas as a roommate and best friend in several places among the book, it's clear that he has a feeling in himself against Phineas even he can't describe himself. At the begi...
  • Gene And Finny Friendship
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    In this essay on A Separate Peace by John Knowles I will be writing about the coming of age in this book. This essays main topic will be how gene grows throughout the book and also how he becomes a young man in his time at Devon collage. I will be explains what I think of the coming of age topic and my person experience on this topic. I think Gene really grows in this book. In the beginning of the book he always would fallow Finny and listen to everything he said. He didn't think for himself mos...
  • Similarities Between Gene And Finny
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    There are many similarities and differences between Gene and Finny. They are the two main characters in the book "A Seperate Peace". Finny and Gene are supposedly "best friends". They go to Devon. Devon is the high school, that they went to in the 1940's. Gene and Finny are both very athletic students, but Finny is a lot better at sports, and is much more athletic. Gene is trying to be Val Victorian of his class, so he is really intelligent. Finny, to tell you the truth is pretty stupid, really ...
  • Finny And Gene
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    A Separate Peace – A Journey ToA Separate Peace – A Journey To Maturity The novel A Separate Peace includes many important themes. The author, John Knowles, was able to make the book more realistic because of his personal experiences. Knowles, like the characters in the book attended a boarding school. Many of his dilemmas were similar to those of Gene and Finny. The boys were able to surmount the ins and outs of friendship, conformity, and growing up. Friendship is certainly a major...
  • Finny Calls Gene
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    A Separate Peace – Denial Of Truth Separate Peace – Denial Of Truth 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. ...

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