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The Garden of Eden and Devon The novel A Separate Peace written by John Knowles is a great book for it has plenty of symbols in it Whether it is symbolizing what exactly the separate peace is or how oddly the seasons seem to symbolize things Comparing Eden with Devon is a very great comparison The tree the setting and how greatly large the setting was were all similar in these stories The setting in this book is surprisingly almost the same as The Garden of Eden When Gene made a certain quote from this novel I didnt entirely like this glossy new surface because it made the school look like a museum and thats exactly what it was to me and what I did not want it to be 1 What he meant by this is that the surface is something new and he did not like it This is similar Eden because everything was new to Adam and Eve and after they ate the apple from the tree The setting from the book Devon and the garden are both based upon a large garden or field As Gene said Like all old good schools Devon did not stand isolated behind wall and gates but he merged naturally from the town which had produced it 2 His words by saying that meant Devon was not like a locked up school that you could not get to and the terrible tree from Eden was not isolated but instead out in the open for anyone to eat from it The trees in both stories are also a very major thing The tree in Eden was something that was not to be touched or eaten from It was probably rather a large one and so the tree from Devon was too The tree was not only stripped by the cold season it seemed weary from age enfeebled dry 6 The tree was a large one and also
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