Summary Of John Knowles 'A Separate Peace'

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In chapter 1 and 2 I found a recurring symbol, the tree that the narrator and Phineas jump off of twice. I thought that the tree represented many things, one being the work that was needed for the narrator to keep up with the super calm, cool, and collected Phineas. Phineas also shows how the narrator feels the anxiousness and pressure from Funny to jump off the tree. As the plot progress and time goes back to the summer of 1942 the symbol progress and changes. When the narrator finally jumps off of the tree I thought that this was the first step that Finny will take to control the narrator 's life. I predicted that he will let him because Finny is his “ideal self”. (Knowles page. 15-17)
33) What sentence structure shows sarcasm? Syntax? How
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Before this chapter of reading the war was only mentioned a few times, but now the reality of a second World War is setting in the tone and characteristics of the students of Devon is changing. On page 163 I found a quote that tied into my previous annotations, the idea that the war was not real. In this quote Gene is admitting that the war is real. He comes to this realization when Finny says that Leper has gone crazy. This quote stuck out in my mind because it show’d the denial that not only Gene was in, but the world, that we were actually in another World War. If you could ask any character in the book a question, what would it be? What motivates a given character’s actions? Do you think those actions are justified or ethical?In these chapters of A Separate Peace the literary technique was analepsis, or the repetition of a single word or phrase. I found the repetition of the word war, it was mentioned sixteen times in the first five pages of chapter nine. In the first two paragraphs Knowles alternates between the use of peace and war. An example being, “What deceived me was my own happiness; the peace is invisible, and the surrounding world confusion found no reflection inside me...This was not shaken by even the enlistment of Leper

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