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Knowles John A Seperate Piece New York The Macmillan Co1959 196 pagesJohn Knowles novel A Seperate Piece is about friendship and how important itreally is to have a friend that can help The story takes place at The Devon School inThe main characters are Gene a 17 year old who is very smart and is not intosports and Finny a 17 year old who is like the sports star at their school Gene and Finnyare Juniors at The Devon School and they are room mates Finny loved sports and Genereally was not that good but wanted to be better Finny set the record for the 220 meterrelay in swimming by 7 seconds and this is a big moment for Finny Gene and Finnystarted the Super Suicide Society of Summer Session where if a person wanted to get inthey had to jump out of a tree One day Gene fell out of the tree and Finny tried to savehim and he fell and the Doctor said he could never play sports again and this was veryheartbreaking for Finny he loved sports Gene and Finny go back to school for theresenior year and they have to share a dorm after they got in a big fight and they settledeverything Since Finny can not play sports anymore Finny wants Gene to play for him Finny and Gene knew war was coming because they kept on seeing platoons movingthrough the school yard Gene and Finny had to go to war and gene was on the front linesand he was very scared and did not want to be there While Finny was the only person notafraid to die and he did die Gene went on to get his diploma The main conflicts of this story are p vs p and p vs s There are three moods inthis story they are sadness jealousy and anger The theme of this story is friends areforever do not let them get away
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