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  • Prospects Of Finny And The Novel
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    Character: FINNY Throughout the novel A Separate Peace there were two dominant characters. Perhaps the most useful in the reading of the novel was the character of Phineas, also known as Finny who supplies the qualities of a charismatic, athletic, and strong leader. Finny is the best friend of the novel's main character, Gene. By reading into the text and integrating the aspects of symbol and theme the reader is given a clear picture of the novel through the character of Finny. Phineas is the be...
  • Gene As Finny's Best Friend
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    One of the most revered and utterly enigmatic topics present within humanity is the evolution of humankind itself. Collectively contrasting both the origins of man physically and the very beginning of complex thought processes has been an incredible task, which is currently undetermined. The exact methods of the mind and of human character are both delicate and completely beyond true understanding. The only ways we as a race retain the ability to even attempt to comprehend such processes is thro...
  • Gene's Attitude Toward Finny
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    A Separate Peace Topic A The theme suggested in the closing paragraph of the novel A Separate Peace is that people create their own enemy and then they defend themselves laboriously and obsessively against their imaginary enemy. They develop a particular frame of mind in order to allay the fear that arises while facing their nonexistent enemy. In the novel, the protagonist, Gene, tries to fight a war with his best friend, Finny, not realizing that the enemy he sees is not Finny but is his own in...
  • Couple Days Gene And Finny
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    The Responsible Person The discussion about who is ultimently responsible for Finny's death could be endless. A couple of characters that could be thought of for the fault of Finny's death are Gene because it first started off by causing Finny to fall from the tree. Then another character could be anyone that caused him harm. So blaming these people would just be rediculous. The person that is responsible for Finny's death is Finny himself. Most wouldn't blame the victim. One obvious reason is b...
  • 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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