A Separate Peace Essay | Gene's True Motive

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Gene's True Motive

Summary: In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, a grown man named Gene Forrester reflects on his past experiences at Devon School in New Hampshire. He narrates his high school memories and describes the interesting relationship between himself and his former best friend Phineas.
In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, a grown man named Gene Forrester reflects on his past experiences at Devon School in New Hampshire. He narrates his high school memories and describes the interesting relationship between himself and his former best friend Phineas. The narrative structure that Knowles chose to write in has a great effect on how Gene is seen and upon the understanding of the events in the novel. Knowles presents the central question: what was Gene's true motive in seeking Finny's friendship? Throughout the novel, we find that Gene's envy of Phineas forced him to keep finny close. Gene describes the birth of his jealousy and eventually describes how it fades away gradually as the two boys become one. Gene sees his friend as perfect and hopes that he can live a perfect life with the help of Finny. Another significant part in this...

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