Analysis Of ' A Separate Peace ' Essay
English 2 Period 2
2 November 2015
A Relationship in One
During a lifetime friendships are the most important bond that people can form. These friendships are alive throughout all generations and we use the skills we learn to continue making new relationships. Throughout the novel, A Separate Peace, the author, John Knowles, displays the good things about close friendships but also the hardships that often occur. Gene and Finny, two boys that attend Devon school, grow emotionally and physically despite their opposite personalities. These boys go through several situations that force them to consider the value of their friendship. Throughout their time at Devon Academy, Knowles shows that the relationship between Gene and Finny is unclear and is filled with jealousy and confusion.
Finny and Gene are best friends, but they are very different from each other. Finny is very athletic and holds many of the school athletic records. Whereas, Gene is very smart and takes school and studying very seriously. With Finny’s love of sports he invents a new game called Blitzball. During the game he yells at Gene, “There aren’t any teams in Blitzball…we’re all enemies. Knock him down!” (Knowles 38). Since Finny is a big fan of athletics he tries to bring everyone into the game whether they like it or not. Furthermore, their change in personalities causes them to be interested in different things and have opposing opinions on certain situations.…