Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. When one first reads "A Separate Peace," it seems Finny and Gene could not be more different in terms of their lives, goals, and outlooks. Is this really the case?
Part 1: Compare and contract Finny and Gene.
Part 2: How does the friendship between Finny and Gene change during the book?
Part 3: Would you say that Finny and Gene are more alike or more different? Support your answer.
2. From the very beginning, we learn that Gene will be the narrator from the story, but as with any...
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