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He had sought this separation in order to get rid of the burden to free himself from an encumbrance which could lessen his own chances of survival This quote spoken by Elie Weisel in the novel Night describes a friend of the author as he struggles to survive in a Nazi concentration camp This novel a staple in literature demonstrates a common theme authors often incorporate into their works Other novels that can be used in this testimony include A Separate Peace by John Knowles A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Barabbus by Par Lagerkvist Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Lord of the Flies by William Golding One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse After reading these pieces it is evident that throughout literature authors have based pieces on the life of man by incorporating the struggle to survive in their works In A Separate Peace Tennessee Williams tells the story of two adolescence Finny and Gene who develop a dependency on one another necessary for the other to live Although they come from two different backgrounds and excel in opposite extremes they compensate for one another and grow to be a dynamic yet dependent duo Early in the novel Gene grows envious of his friends athletic ability which eventually leads to the climax of the novel Finnys fall The fault of Gene Finny falls out of a tree breaks his leg and is forced to never play sports again Due in part to this fall Finny is forced to live the rest of his life and his dreams through Gene The whole idea of Gene dressing in Finnys clothes starts it off Then Gene is persuaded to startle his inner athletic ability and
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