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A Separate Peace is a heart-wrenching novel based on the psychological action of Gene Forrester losing his innocence Lord of the Flies reflects that loss as both novels show the psychological breakdown through the loss of innocence over time Ralph from Lord of the Flies and Gene from A Separate Peace both commit acts that they cannot deal with because they think of themselves as good peopleGene from the book A Separate Peace showed innocence at the beginning of this short novel by the childlike attitude with his classmates and best friend Phineas Phineas also known as Finney often included Gene in childlike games as Blitzball that brought out his boyish innocent behaviorSo I began running again Leper Lepellier was lopping along outside my perimeter not noticing the game tagging along without reason like a porpoise escorting a passing ship Leper I threw the ball past a few heads ahead of him A Separate Peace pg 38 Gene being involved these various games showed the playfulness and non-competitive side of Gene that started out in the beginning of the story Ralph from Lord of the Flies reflects the innocence of Gene from A Separate Peace in the boyish childlike behavior he also portrays at the beginning of the novel At the begging of the novel Ralph shows his childlike side to the readers by taunting piggy as if he is a six years old- for the old name he used to portray in school Ralph should have been trying to find the other and ways to survive the night but instead Ralph danced out into the hot air of the beach and then returned as a fighter-plane with wings swept back and machine-gunned Piggy Sche-aa-ow He dived in the sand at Piggys feet and lay there laughing Lord of the flies pg 5 Ralphs laughter and playfulness reveals a level of comfort and a willingness to let his guard down Letting his guard down
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