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Throughout A Separate Peace and Summer Of My German Soldier we see how there is evil in everyone except Finny and Patty The innocence in Patty and Finny is shown first of all when they dont care about their appearance They both speak their minds and are sheltered from the real world Also they do not know anything about the real world and the War going on The evil in people is shown in Gene and Pattys father with their internal struggle Summer Of My German Soldier is told from the point of view of a 12-year-old girl Patty Bergen Her parents reject her and they are always abusing her mentally and physically Patty tries extremely hard to win their affection but she never does She befriends a German prisoner Anton and hides him in her garage When Anton has to leave she gives him her fathers shirt and he gives her a ring Later after Anton has been gone for some time an officer comes over to talk to Patty and gets a confession out of her after showing the blood stained shirt of Anton She ends up going to a reform school The only person who goes to visit her is Ruth Here she discovers herself no longer as a young child but a young woman Patty does not care about her appearance at all This is seen throughout the novel when Patty refuses to wear dresses that everyone tells her to wear She doesnt care what anyone thinks 1I want you to take off them faded old shorts and put on one of them nice pretty dresses of yours Sounds of my mother For Gods sake why do I have to get all dressed up She never combs her hair and hates when she has to go to the hairdresser to get it washed Taking baths is something Patty never does when she is told to because she does not like people
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