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Essay A Separate Peace and The Wave Everyone has a yearning to be part of something Joining a group can be especially meaningful when a person is in search of a positive experience However when conflicts arise difficult decisions must be made Both A Separate Peace and The Wave have characters who become a part of a group situation and are forced to question why theyre in the group and who they really are The Wave a novel which looks in on a suburban Los Angeles classroom tells a very deep story Sarah the main character in the story is part of a new club that has been started in her school Not long after joining she finds the club she has joined called The Wave to be highly fraternal possibly too fraternal and mean to students who wouldnt join Once she decides to stop going to the meetings other members harass her Sarah learns from the whole experience that fighting for her cause made her a better person In the story A Separate Peace the character focused on is named Gene He faces an internal conflict while at boarding school in New Hampshire be liked by his friend Finny or just be himself Just like Sarahs his decision is hard Gene tries to be what Finny wants him to be and consequently does whatever Finny tells him to do 014 There are some similarities between these two books One similarity is that the characters focused on in both novels find themselves in situations that they cant get out off very easily But in time Gene and Sarah acknowledge their mistakes and come to terms with them Stronger personalities come as a result of the experiences In conclusion the two main characters learn from the situations Sarah learned that by leaving The Wave she was fighting a good cause Gene realized he could be who he really was and
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