A Separate Peace Essay | Envy in A Separate Peace

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Envy in A Separate Peace

Summary: Throughout A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene envies Finny for being so perfect. this envy brings about Gene's jousting the limb.
The story of Cain and Abel in Genesis chapter 4 is a classic example of jealousy and rage. The story goes that Cain and Abel, brothers and sons of Adam and Eve, bring offerings to the Lord. God looked with favor on the offering of Abel and was not pleased with Cain's. This made Cain very envious of his brother. One day Cain took Abel into the fields and murdered him. When the Lord asked Cain where his brother was, Cain answered, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper"" (Gen. 4:9). Cain feels guilty for his terrible crime when he is punished. This story is full of jealousy, anger, betrayal, and guilt, much like John Knowles's A Separate Peace. The two main characters, Gene and Finny, are best friends, close enough to be brothers. But out of nowhere, Gene suspects Finny of tricking him, and...

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