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by John Knowles

The author John Knowles, like his narrator Gene, was from the south (West Virginia, to be exact), and sent off to an uppercrust boarding school in New England for polish before university. However, unlike Gene, Knowles was no academic whiz at boarding school; he came close to flunking out of school…

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Posted By reilly a #378755 at Jul 13, 2014 1:57 PM

According to one literary critic, Gene's separate peace is the creation of his character from the inside rather than from the pressures of those around him. Is this true based on what you have read about the novel?

A. Yes, because Gene can create his separate peace only after Finny is gone.

B. Yes, because Gene blindly follows what Brinker does.

C. No, because a separate peace is referring to end of World War II.

D. No, because it is Finny, not Gene, who is easily influenced by others.

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