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A Separate Peace Setting & Symbolism

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School Books

Gene is often reading his school books in order to prepare for his classes, but Finny does not spend as much time on his studies.

Casts

Finny has multiple casts on his leg the winter after he breaks it while the leg repairs itself.

Cane

Finny walks with a cane when he progresses to a walking cast on his broken leg.

Bicycles

Gene and Finny ride bicycles to the ocean in order to swim for an afternoon.

Sewing Machines

Gene and Brinker watch the parachute riggers unpack sewing machines to be used at an empty building on Devon's campus.

Recruiting Films

Multiple recruiters come to Devon and show the students films that are designed to make them want to join the military.

Trains

Gene and multiple other students from Devon help dig snow off of train tracks after a heavy snowfall.

Gym

Finny breaks a swimming...

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