A Separate Peace Literary Analysis

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Throughout the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, there is the everlasting doom and plight of innocence. Finny, an outstanding athlete does not want to acknowledge the wrongdoings of his friend, Gene, until he finds himself standing directly in front of of them. While asking Finny about the incident where he fell out of the tree, Gene realizes that Finny does not consciously realize that Gene was the one who caused Finny’s fall. While talking, Finny hints at a vague idea that Gene could have been part of the reason that he fell. “ “ Without interruption by Gene, Finny immediately regrets the thought and chastises himself for even thinking such things. In Finny’s mind, Gene is pure albeit in reality, it is Finny that

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