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Separate Peace: Envy between Gene and Finny

Summary: A Separate Peace by John Knowles. Essay describes the envy in the novel of "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles between two main characters and how it grows into jealousy and uncontrollable actions that occur and affect the main character for the rest of his life.
"Everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him. It is the moment when his emotions achieve their most powerful sway over him...The world, through his unleashed emotions, imprinted itself upon him, and he carries the stamp of that passing moment forever" (32). This statement is true for all because in one's adolescence one is at their most vulnerable to being taken over by their emotions, such as Gene in the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles. Gene Forrester, who tells the story from adult point of view, is a quiet, intellectual student who attends Devon School in New Hampshire. During the summer session of 1942, he becomes close friends with his daredevil roommate Phineas, a relationship which slowly turns into a love/hate bond, as the session progresses. The love and hate between Gene and Finny turns into envy and...

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