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Conflicts that Bind A Friendship in "A Separate Peace"

Summary: The characters of Gene and Phineas in John Knowles's "A Separate Peace" emotionally grow and learn from each other despite their conflicts and opposite personalities. Finny and Gene's opposite mindsets help them to learn and value their friendship.
A Separate Peace by John Knowles is about two boys who grow and learn from each other. Gene and Phineas are two completely different people, who dissimilar personalities compliment each other. One is a conformist, who follows, and the other is a natural leader, who isn't afraid to stand out and voice his opinions. There difference fuel their conflicts, which they struggle and triumph over. Their friendship's integrity and earnestness is tested. From their experiences it is evident that Gene and Finny, although opposite in personalities, want and need each others friendship to grow as separate individuals.

Conflicts arise, and Gene and Finny struggle and prevail together. One of the many conflicts they face is an internal one, Gene's state of mind, and his continual envy of Phineas. Gene is jealous of Finny's natural athletic ability, but believes he compensates for...

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