Day 4

A Separate Peace Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Gene's visit to Leper's house in Vermont compare to his visit to Finny's house?

    The tone of the two visits is different. Whereas Gene had tried to apologize to Finny, Gene barely shows any compassion for Leper here and adopts what he calls a scornful sense of superiority. Gene even tries to kick him when Leper accuses him of crippling Finny. Filled with fear about what might become of him in the Army, and unable to comprehend what had happened to Leper, Gene almost becomes the savage he assured Finny he wasn't.

  2. 2

    Leper says "I don't really hate Brinker, I don't really hate him, not more than anybody else." Do you believe him?

    Leper is probably...

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