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In the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles the characters Gene and Phineas are two very different people that become friends one summer when they go to boarding school together The setting of A Separate Peace takes place at The Devon School an exclusive New England academy The story begins in 1958 but quickly flashes back to the years 19421943 Throughout the novel the author uses several literary methods to deliver his thoughts Gene is to some extent athletic shy and intelligent I found it I found a single sustaining thought The thought was you and Phineas are even already You are even in enmity You are both coldly driving ahead for yourselves alone I felt better Yes I sensed it like the sweat of relief when nausea passes away I felt better We were even after all even in enmity The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all On the other hand Phineas is irresponsible non-intellectual and the best athlete at the school Phineas is into playing sports and enjoying what life has to offer and Gene is the total opposite Phineas is always explained as always excelling in physical activities and the kind of guy who is able to talk out of any situation However Gene and Finnys disagreements never really prevented them from continuing their long-lasting friendship In conclusion the novel A Separate Peace is a tragic story Although Finny dies Gene does find out who he really is as a person and eventually matures Finny and Gene are two different people that have become great friends and brought out the best in each other at the Devon They helpeou t each other during the time they have spent at the boarding school and still had a great time while doing it
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