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In John Knowles book A Separate Peace themes relate to the setting on many occasions including that the world has wars going on all the time John Knowles relates his setting of World War II to his themes using visual imagery indirect characterization and symbolism These literary devices will show that wars happen everywhere and all the timeJohn Knowles uses visual imagery when he describes Gene jouncing the tree branch Finny was on Gene describes the scene with his eyes in this quote then my knees bent and jounced the limb Genes quote is formed using Genes sight as he bounces the limb Gene jouncing the limb is the final battle Gene has with Finny over who is betterI have escaped and need help I am at Christmas location This quote is from a telegram Gene received from Leper which Knowles uses to indirectly characterize Leper as being crazy Leper is having a war within his mind over sanity or insanity John Knowles shows that wars happen all the time through the indirect characterization of Lepers war within himselfIn the book A Separate Peace John Knowles uses symbolism when Finny wears a pink shirt Finny talks about his pink shirt in this quote So Im going to wear this as a emblem The pink shirt Finny wears symbolizes the horrific war happening in Europe during World War II John Knowles uses symbolism to show that wars can happen anywhere and anytimeJohn Knowles uses literary devices such as symbolism indirect characterization visual imagery and many others to show that wars can happen anywhere Wars can and will occur anywhere someone goes and at any point in time The class above seniors draft-bait practically soldiers rushed ahead of us toward the war
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