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by John Knowles

A Separate Peace study guide contains a biography of John Knowles, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

Chapter 1:

The narrator, Gene, returns to the Devon School in New Hampshire, where he was a student with his friend Phineas 15 years ago, just as World War II began.

The narrative shifts back 15 years, to Gene's days with Phineas. On their first attempt to jump off a huge tree into the river, Phineas, being the daredevil, goes first¬čand Gene is the only one who follows. Gene is normally a conservative, conformist type person, but around Phineas, he consents to break the rules more often.

Chapter 2:

Finny is an anomaly at Devon; he is a good student and athlete, but also a charming, likeable rule-breaker. The substitute headmaster, Mr. Patch-Withers, gives a tea for their class. Mrs. Patch-Withers notices that Finny has used the school tie as his…

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Posted By alexis j #386024 at Sep 19, 2014 12:07 AM

 

Posted By william j #386814 at Sep 14, 2014 1:14 AM

what awards did finny win ?

i dont know what other awards he won aside from beating the swimming record

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Posted By lucy m #380818 at Sep 08, 2014 6:18 AM

what are some uses of imagery in the first 6 chapters that point out the conflicts that exist at devon?

what are some uses of imagery in the first 6 chapters that point out the conflicts that exist at devon? I need at least 3 examples please

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