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A war rages on across the Atlantic A tense gloomy mood seeps into Devon School The worry and strain of enlistment infects everyone throughout the school This is the atmosphere of John Knowles greatest hit A Separate Peace Knowles characters-Gene Finny Brinker and Leper- are just few of the many boys that attend Devon School and are among the even fewer who have this great apprehension of the war The tone although somber is to be expected if one were to look at the story from a deeper perspective Despite doing his best to hide it Brinker Hadley utilizes the Kubler-Ross 5 Stages of Grief to cope with his difficult situation By using Elisabeth Kubler-Ross theory Brinker eventually finds his way to acceptanceOne stage of grief that is obvious in A Separate Peace is Brinkers anger A big cause of this anger from Brinker is the presence of the war An example of this is when the boys at Devon were shoveling snow off of the railroad tracks Quackenbush states that he would stay at Devon for the rest of the year saying he would rather wait to get drafted This greatly annoys Brinker as he accuses him of being a Draft dodging Kraut 92 The reason this irritates Brinker so much is because he believes everyone should enlist as he himself is just too frustrated to stay in school he feels too unproductive in this war Soon afterwards Brinker finds out that Leper is out frolicking about and trying to find beaver dams Brinker goes off on Leper this time calling him a nat-u-ral-ist 92 The reason Brinker is so agitated here is once again because of the constant pressure to enlist it really puts Brinker in a bad mood and puts an edge to his voice This is all from the effect of World War II once again Then later in the story after the snowball fight occurs Brinker inquires how Leper was
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