This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Chet Douglass - This character is another character's rival for the position of class valedictorian. This character has a genuine interest in learning and does not thrive simply on competition.
Finny - See Phineas
Gene Forrester - This character is the narrator of A Separate Peace, . This character, as an adult, recalls himself at sixteen: a lonely intellectual with the tendency of analyzing his and every one else's motives. At various times in the novel, he is highly competitive, selfish, insecure, and combative. On other occasions, he is courageous, mature, and...
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