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  • Gene And Finny
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    Although a friendship often implies many similarities, Gene and Finny also appear very different in many aspects of life. Their friendship gives the impression that at some times it was unstable, but overall it was bound to be everlasting. This companionship is a primary example of any real-life friendship of the common person. It is possible to portray many differences within a friendship, but still hold on to whatever is the quintessence of the cohesion between the parties involved. The simila...
  • Finny Unlike Gene
    699 words
    Friendship is a bond that is held together by mutual respect and common benevolence. John Knowles explores this realm deeply in his novel, A Separate Peace. Phineas and Gene are best friends, but their friendship is challenged as Gene feels that Finny is superior. Finny, unlike Gene, has no inner conflict, but instead he mentally creates a perfect universe. When Gene finally unleashes his suppressed anger by use of violence, Finny is unable to accept it as intentional in an effort to sustain his...
  • Separate Peace
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    A separate peace is a great novel by John Knowles about two best friends that go to Devon. Finny is an outstanding athlete while Gene is the intellectual one. Their time together leads them to a tree where Finny falls and is permanently hurt and not allowed to play any sports again. Finny now wants Gene to go to the olympics for him. Finny tells Gene that there is really no war and that it is all made up by some old men. But the reality is that Finny doesn't want the war to be real because he ca...
  • Separate Peace And The Wave
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    Essay: A Separate Peace and The Wave Everyone has a yearning to be part of something. Joining a group can be especially meaningful when a person is in search of a positive experience. However, when conflicts arise, difficult decisions must be made. Both A Separate Peace and The Wave have characters who become a part of a group situation and are forced to question why they re in the group and who they really are. The Wave, a novel which looks in on a suburban Los Angeles classroom, tells a very d...
  • Trial About Gene's Pushing Finny
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    A Separate Peace – The Role OfA Separate Peace – The Role Of Minor Characters Without the minor characters the story "A Separate Peace' would be missing major points and it wouldn? t run smoothly. The minor characters in the story play an important role in the way the story falls together and in causing Finny to die. The minor characters in this story set up kind of props for other things to happen in the story. For example Brinker's conflict with Gene. The first part of the conflict...

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