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A Separate Peace Holding firmly to the trunk I took a step toward him and then my knees bent and I jounced the limb This is a quotation from the novel A Separate Peace written by John Knowles My focus in the following will be on Mans Inhumanity to Man There is a strong relation of this to the novel for which I read My first point which I will talk about is about Finnys tragic fall and how Gene was the cause of it My support from the story is Finnys desire to jump from the tree Gene said that he was coming to join him but Finny reminded him about studying Genes thoughts on the matter were He had never been jealous of me for a second Now I knew that there never was and never could have been any rivalry between us I couldnt stand this My second support is Genes actions leading to the accident He took a step toward the trunk put his knees and jounced the limb Thus Finny lost his balance and tumbled to the ground My third support goes back to the scene of the accident after Gene watches Finny fall And he thinks to himself It was the first clumsy physical action I had ever seen him make More less this is a sign of pride within Gene as he watches the good athlete Finny fall out of the tree My second point is on the scene where Brinker brings Finny and Gene to the mock trial to let everyone know the real truth about the cause of the accident In other words it was a way of blasting away Gene and shoving his reputation as a respected individual into the ground My support from the story is when Brinker and three acquaintances come into Gene and Finnys dorm and pull them out After they entered
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