A Separate Peace Essay | Competitive Friendship in "A Separate Peace"

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Competitive Friendship in "A Separate Peace"

Summary: Plot summary of "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles, which is about a friendship between two very different teen-agers, Gene and Finny, during World War II. In the end, Gene's jealously leads to Finny's death.
Competitive Friendship

The book, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles was written about the friendship of two teenage boys during the time of World War II. The two boys are very much alike, but at the same time, also very different. The main character, Gene, is very smart, and is involved with the student body. He works very hard at his schoolwork and makes very good grades. Gene's best friend's name is Finny. Finny is known for being athletic, sociable, well liked, and handsome. Throughout the story, we find that Gene is very jealous of Finny's popularity.

As one reads A Separate Peace, one notices how little trust there is between Gene and Finny. Finny refuses to believe that the war exists altogether. He tells Gene that the war is something that the president has made up. Gene is constantly accusing Finny of trying...

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