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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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    Johnson1 Bill johnson Mrs. Self English I 22 March 2013 Symbolism of A Separate Peace A Separate Peace is a novel written by John Knowles that takes place in the 1940’s. There are several examples of symbolism that are used in A Separate Peace. One is when the character named Leper is called scarecrow or snowman. Other examples that John Knowles uses are the old buildings outside at the Devon School and also the character Finny. Symbolism is a good thing in this story because it gives the

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    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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    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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    A Separate Peace The book‚ A Separate Peace was written by John Knowles. It was first published in 1959. It tells the story Gene Forrester‚ a former student at a prep school in New Hampshire‚ who returns to the school after he graduates. While he is there‚ He remembers the summer of 1942. When he walks up to a tree by the river‚ he remembers his friend and roommate Phineas. Phineas was the best athlete in the entire school. From then on the story moves back to 1942 at the school named Devon. Phineas’

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    In John Knowles’ novel A Separate Peace‚ it begins with the protagonist‚ Gene Forrester coming back to his alma mater the Devon School in New Hampshire. Wandering through the campus‚ Gene makes his way to a tall tree by the river; the reason for his return. From here he takes the reader back to the year 1942 during World War II when he was in high school. During the summer session of 1942‚ he becomes close friends with his daredevil roommate Finny. Finny is able to convince Gene into making a

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    As famous rapper Eminem once said‚ are you calling me‚ are you trying to get through. Are you reaching out for me‚ I’m reaching out for you. In John Knowles’ fictional novel A Separate Peace‚ the lives of three young men‚ Gene Forrester‚ Elwin “Leper” Lepellier‚ and Phineas‚ are shaped and constructed by the world war that is happening along side them. In their final year at the Devon school‚ the reality of the war becomes astonishingly more apparent when their detached unity is fragmentized. Each

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    A Separate Peace A Separate Peace is a novel about two boy’s lives and how they evolve during the course of WWII. The story was written by John Knowles‚ who also left home to attend a school at the age of 15. The story involves many instances in which the barriers between friendship and rivalry are cited. One of the main characters of the story‚ Phineas‚ often demonstrates that it is important to be yourself and try to make the best out of a situation whenever confronted by one. Phineas

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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 18

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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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