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  • Finny And Gene's Separate Peace
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    A Separate Peace: Friendship, Conformity, and War We have all experienced friendship in our lives; some of these bonds were lasting and others were not. A Separate Peace is a book that deals with the friendship of high school boys. These boys attend an all-boy's school called Devon School. It is said that: 'Devon is sometimes considered the most beautiful school in New England. ' 'Devon was both scholarly and very athletic. ' Devon is where Gene Forrester, Phineas (Finny) and Edwin (Leper) Lepel...
  • J.D. Salinger And A Separate Peace
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    Comparison and Contrast Essay A Separate Peace and The Catcher in the Rye The coming of age novels, The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, and A Separate Peace, written by John Knowles, both interpret the lives of adolescent boys journeying through their conflicts and inner confusion to reach the level of maturity. Salinger and Knowles both discern the literal ways a typical teenager grows up with the help of literary elements such as plot, setting, character development, conflicts, i...
  • Separate Peace
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    Peace only comes at the price of great struggle and sacrifice for most people. In essence, it only comes when you have defeated the enemy, or the enemy has defeated you. John Knowles was able to capture the subtle goal and essence of his novel by titling it A Separate Peace. A Separate Peace is a story about Gene Forrester, the protagonist of the story, and his constant struggle with the underlying emotional conflicts present in him. He has to fight a war within his own mind that every man has t...
  • Gene And Finny
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    A Separate PeacebyJohn Knowles Separate Peace was written by active author John Knowles from his real experiences and personal struggles. Knowles attended Phillips Exeter Academy, an exclusive New Hampshire prep school, for two summer sessions in 1943 and 1944. This book vaguely outlines his experiences at Exeter with himself as the main character but under the name of Gene Forrester. Knowles' novel tells the somber story of a young man's struggle to escape from himself and his world; to achieve...
  • Gene's Reality Next To Finny's Reality
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    A Separate Peace In his book A Separate Peace John Knowles communicates what war really is. He uses a number of complex characters in a very complicated plot in order to convey the harsh, sad, cruel, destructive forces of war. The Characters Gene and Finny are used as opposing forces in a struggle between that cold reality of war-that is World War II in this story-and a separate peace. A peace away from the real war and all of the terrible things that come with it. Through their relationship, th...
  • Canada Vote
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    For over 130 years, Canada still keeps its word. Our Fathers of Canadian Confederation expressed their firm commitment when they signed the British North American Act 139 years ago. 'Peace, Order and Good Government. ' ; For as long as I can remember, Canada has promoted peace any way possible. The United States, on the other hand, has the saying 'Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. ' ; They promote peace, but in a violent way. I know Canada has its problems, such as the Quebec 'crisis'...
  • Gene Finny
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    Part 1: Identifying 1.) Protagonists- In a story or movie the Protagonist (s) is / are the main character (s). In the story A separate Peace the protagonist is Phineas (Finny). 2.) Antagonists- In a story or movie the Antagonist (s) is / are the character or force in conflict with a main character, or Protagonist (s). In the story A Separate Peace the Antagonist is Gene. 3.) Setting- In a story or movie the Setting is the time & place of the action. In the story A Separate Peace the setting is a...
  • Character Sketch Of Leper Separate Peace
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    A Separate Peace: Character Sketch Of Leper Separate Peace: Character Sketch Of Leper Lepellier Leper Lepellier: quite an interesting character indeed! One minute searching for beaver dams, the next moving on to something totally unrelated. He most definitely did not go along with the crowd! He didn? t care that the rest of his class was off to clear snow from the railroad tracks – he had to find that beaver dam! He, in a way, was like Chet Douglas. He was fascinated by nature the way Chet...
  • Stories Of Phineas And Gene
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    A Separate Peace is a remarkable story about the relationship between two young students, Gene and Phineas. Their friendship develops through the formation of secret societies and late night card games. A tragic event, at first glance an accident, changes their lives forever. As the story unfolds the friends have to deal with the fact that the unfortunate event was no accident. An extremely well written book, A Separate Peace is a wartime story about New Hampshire schoolboys as they approach mat...
  • Separate Peace
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    A Separate Peace – Thematic Analysis Essay, A Separate Peace – Thematic Analysis A Separate Peace – Thematic Analysis An analysis of John Knowles A Separate Peace brings up the theme of man's inhumanity to his fellow man. What makes this novel unique is that in protesting war, Knowles never overtly referred to the blood and gore of war; he showed the consequences of war, some paralleling the nature of war and some simply laying out how World War II affected noncombatants thousa...
  • Finny's Separate Peace Devon
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    Nathan Gurley Pd 2 4/25/00 In John Knowles book A Separate Peace he communicates how the war in him was taking its toll on him. He uses the characters in a complicated plot to show the destructive forces of war. The characters, Gene and Finny, are the opposing forces in a struggle between the reality of war (World War II) and a separate peace. A peace away from the real war and the awful things that come from it. Through their relationship, which is a struggle on both sides, Knowles establishes ...

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