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A Separate Peace

Brittany Schafer September 21, 2012 Period 4 A Separate Peace Final Draft In the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, it relates to a complicated friendship of two young boys Gene and Phineas. Gene is jealous of Phineas’ achievements and lets his anger destroy their relationship. The boys at Devon in the summer of 1942 have to deal with the fear World War II brings. Each time the boys feel safe and peaceful, reality sets in and reminds them of the warfare around them. The boy’s mental...

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Moira Callahan 9H English Mrs. Bascom In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, there are many reasons many characters use denial to ignore their problems. Knowles uses Gene and Finny as characters that ignore the truth so they do not have to face reality. Gene hides that he is jealous and angry of Finny, Finny hides the fact that Gene purposefully tried to hurt him and the fact that there is a war going on. In a Separate Peace, Gene has many examples of when he used denial to cope with his...

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Al Abdel-Razzaq A Separate Peace (rough) There are many well-known themes in the book A Separate Peace. One of the most themes is a coming of age for the boys who live and learn at Devon school. For some boys at this school, a coming of age means more opportunities, and for some others, means a chance to go from being a boy, to becoming a man. A large contradiction in this book is innocence vs. ignorance. For some boys the innocence will be destroyed in order for a coming of age to take place...

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A Separate Peace In the opening passage of A Separate Peace, John Knowles utilizes personifications, similes, and metaphors in order to create a gloomy and contemplative mood. At the beginning of the book, Gene Forrester is visiting his old high school, The Devon School, and the school ironically looks newer and more improved. As he explores this new school, a mood of gloom and contemplation is created. A personification such as, “Now here it was after all, preserved by some considerate hand with...

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A Separate Peace

 A Separate Peace Analytical Essay In the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles one of the main characters, Phineas experiences a loss of innocence. This loss of innocence relates to a bigger theme in the novel. This bigger theme is that you must mature and evolve or you will perish. Phineas also known as Finny is very childish and prioritizes play over work, he has trouble accepting that there is a war going on, and he denies major events such as Gene jouncing the limb. Innocence must be lost...

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NAME: ____________________________ A Separate Peace Test A. MATCHING Match each term/description with the best answer. 1. _____ Gene 2. _____ Phineas 3. _____ Devon 4. _____ A. Hopkins Parker 5. _____ Blitzball 6. _____ Badminton 7. _____ Patch-Withers 8. _____ Lepellier 9. _____ “Ss” Club 10. _____ Enfeebled 11. _____ Inure 12. _____ Inveigle 13. _____ Tacit 14. _____ Idiosyncratic 15. _____ Sultriness 16. a) the one game Finny despised 17. b) peculiar; eccentric ...

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From a young age, we are taught that strength of character leads to success. In schools and in homes across the world, young people are taught basic things like: kindness, sharing politeness and good humor. In A Separate Peace, author John Knowles shows us how strength of character impacts Phineas's and Gene's relationship and the course their lives take. Lance Armstrong's recent fall from grace as reported in (site 3 sources) also suggests how strength of character impacts his downfall. Arguably...

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Analysis on a Separate Peace

Analysis on A Separate Peace Telgen states John Knowles was born on 16 September 1926, in Fairmont, West Virginia. At the age of fifteen, Knowles attended New Hampshire's prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy. The Devon school, where most of the actions of A Separate Peace take place, is based on Phillips Exeter. After graduating from Exeter, Knowles entered Yale University for the 1944 fall term before going into the U.S. Army Air Force. After being discharged from service, he returned to Yale...

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A Separate Peace Analysis 6

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 to...

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Separate Peace Research Paper

Melissa Banish Period 6 Mr. Weston March 28, 2012 “A Separate Peace” Research Paper The author of “ A Separate Peace,” John Knowles once said, “Looking back now across fifteen years I could see with great clarity the fear I had lived in, which must mean that in the interval I had succeeded in a very important undertaking: I must have made my escape from it” (Knowles 10). The “fear” mentioned previously, is a result of the times Knowles lived in, a time of a war, which had even affected...

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