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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 A separate Peace Finny How Things Change In the novel "A Separate Peace," by John Knowles, a boy named Gene visits his high school 1 in order to find an inner peace. While attending the private boys school during the second World War, Gene's best friend knows he was partially responsible. Phineas, or Finny as he was sometimes called, was the most popular boy in school. H taunting, daredevil athlete. Gene, on the other hand, was a lonely, self-sufficient intellectual. Somehow the two became g thought. Gene, unfortunately, was bitten by the green-eyed monster of jealousy. Gene just couldn't come to grips with the Finny's stature would want to be his friend. Gene's envy grew to a point where he was willing to severely injure Finny for b Unfortunately for Finny, Gene succeeded. Finny's seeming perfection, his strong beliefs, and his ability to forgive trace his the novel. Finny's seeming perfection was the basis for Gene's resentment towards him. Gene thought that everything Fin just upset Gene all the more. Finny was so perfect that he didn't care what others thought, like when Finny wore a pink sh bombing of central Europe. " '...Pink! It makes you look like a fairy!' 'Does it?' He used this preoccupied tone when he was more interesting than what you had said." One time Finny and Gene were at the swimming pool when Finny noticed that more interesting than what you had said....
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