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  • A Separate Peace

    A Separate Peace

    A Separate Peace A Separate Peace was written by John Knowles in 1959 when he was 33. it is ser in a New Hampshire prep school during WWII. A few teens at this school are greatly affected by the war. Many adults are asking them to join the armed forces. Gene, the main character, trains with his once athletic star friend, Finny, for the Olympics. Although against the war many people request that he join.

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    Essay Length: 788 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Janna
  • A Separate Peace

    A Separate Peace

    Wednesday, May 17 - Why does Phineas deny the existence of the war? Explain your answer with references to the text. Although it is very apparent that there is a war being fought, Finny continues to hide from the reality and doubts the existence of the war. The reason for this was because of the fact that he could not participate in it and he is therefore denying its existence. In the book, Brinker approaches

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    Essay Length: 252 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Janna
  • A Separate Peace

    A Separate Peace

    Gene Forrester's difficult journey towards maturity and the adult world is a main focus of the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. Gene's journey begins the moment he pushes Phineas from the tree and the process continues until he visits the tree fifteen years later. Throughout this time, Gene must become self-aware, face reality and the future, confront his problems, as well as forgive and accept the person that he is. With the jouncing

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    Essay Length: 762 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Separate Peace - a Struggle for Innocence

    A Separate Peace - a Struggle for Innocence

    A Struggle for Innocence Through out the novel, A Separate Peace, by Jonathan Knowles, a conflict between innocence and guilt is revealed. Gene Forrest, the narrator of the story returns to his school Devon, thirty years later to face the haunting memories of a past love-hate relationship. Though many people would argue the fact that Gene’s character was not redeemed by the end of the novel, I on the other hand personally hold the opinion

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    Essay Length: 389 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Steve
  • A Separate Peace - Gene’s Journey

    A Separate Peace - Gene’s Journey

    Gene Forrester's difficult journey towards maturity and the adult world is a main focus of the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. Gene's journey begins the moment he pushes Phineas from the tree and the process continues until he visits the tree fifteen years later. Throughout this time, Gene must become self-aware, face reality and the future, confront his problems, as well as forgive and accept the person that he is. With the

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    Essay Length: 760 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Wendy
  • A Separate Peace and the Catcher in the Rye

    A Separate Peace and the Catcher in the Rye

    Comparison and Contrast Essay A Separate Peace and The Catcher in the Rye The coming of age novels, The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, and A Separate Peace, written by John Knowles, both interpret the lives of adolescent boys journeying through their conflicts and inner confusion to reach the level of maturity. Salinger and Knowles both discern the literal ways a typical teenager grows up with the help of literary elements such

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    Essay Length: 1,524 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Wendy
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles

    A Separate Peace by John Knowles

    In the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the character Gene Forrester is proved to be filled with fears and insecurities that climax into the destruction of a perfect person. Gene first presented his friendship with Finny to be that of a perfect relationship, but soon it was proved Gene held jealousy against Finny. In order to have Finny seem less perfect gene had to convince himself Finny was out to get him and

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    Essay Length: 870 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: David
  • A Separate Peace Essay

    A Separate Peace Essay

    A Separate Peace Essay In the novel, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the protagonist, Gene Forrester “battled” within himself to find “a separate peace” and in this process directed his emotions at Phineas, his roommate. Forrester and Phineas formed the illusion of a great companionship, but there was a “silent rivalry” between them in Forrester’s mind. Self deceptions in Forrester led him to believe that Phineas was “out to get him” (Forrester). Subconsciously Forrester

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    Essay Length: 948 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Tommy
  • A Separate Peace Essay

    A Separate Peace Essay

    A Separate peace essay It was a hot and humid summer, a time where all friends are together at the Devon School. The students enjoying themselves either studying, doing leisure activities or just relaxing under the sun. But outside of the school there was a war in progress. Young men being drafted into the army and all resources scarce. Most men frighten to join, the word enlisted was considered “taboo”. But, not all. A boy

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    Essay Length: 1,044 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2018 By: annathegreat12
  • A Separate Piece

    A Separate Piece

    In the novel A Separate Peace, the author John Knowles creates a unique relationship between the two main characters Gene Forrester and Phineas, also known as Finny. The boys have a love hate relationship, which becomes the base of the problems throughout the book. The setting of this novel, a preparatory school in New Hampshire known as Devon, creates a peaceful environment where World War will not corrupt the boys. The boys might be protected

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    Essay Length: 1,332 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Top
  • A Separate Piece by John Knowles

    A Separate Piece by John Knowles

    In the novel A Separate Peace, the author John Knowles creates a unique relationship between the two main characters Gene Forrester and Phineas, also known as Finny. The boys have a love hate relationship, which becomes the base of the problems throughout the book. The setting of this novel, a preparatory school in New Hampshire known as Devon, creates a peaceful environment where World War will not corrupt the boys. The boys might be protected

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    Essay Length: 1,332 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Vika
  • A Separate Piece by John Knowles

    A Separate Piece by John Knowles

    In the novel A Separate Peace, the author John Knowles creates a unique relationship between the two main characters Gene Forrester and Phineas, also known as Finny. The boys have a love hate relationship, which becomes the base of the problems throughout the book. The setting of this novel, a preparatory school in New Hampshire known as Devon, creates a peaceful environment where World War will not corrupt the boys. The boys might be protected

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    Essay Length: 1,332 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Andrew
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events - the Bad Beginning

    A Series of Unfortunate Events - the Bad Beginning

    A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning By: Lemony Snicket This book by Lemony Snicket is about three Baudelaire children who have bad luck. Their names are Violet ( the oldest), Klaus ( the middle aged child), and Sunny ( the youngest). Their bad luck starts off when their house gets burnt down while their parents were inside. Then after they found out that they no longer had a house and their parents were

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    Essay Length: 375 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 20, 2010 By: Jon
  • A Short Story by Eliza Rowan

    A Short Story by Eliza Rowan

    A short story by Eliza Rowan The house was perfect, sure it needed some repairs but other than that it was just right. It wasn't too big or to small it had just the right amount of room for their family. It was small enough to be cozy but large enough to offer plenty of room for their things. Who ever had owned it before hadn't cared much about the condition that the outside got

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    Essay Length: 2,575 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Mary
  • A Sleeping Lifestyle

    A Sleeping Lifestyle

    Tusa Charlie Tusa Mendenhall English 1101 10/8/2017 A Sleeping Lifestyle Have you ever gone to class and just could not keep your eyes open? Teachers calling you out, but you cannot help yourself. Well I bet you didn’t get an adequate amount of sleep the night before, or you are just stuck in an inhumane boring class. Sleep is very important in retaining information, I think. Or it can have little bit to do with

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    Essay Length: 678 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 7, 2019 By: ssteenager
  • A Small Good Thing’s Character Development: Tragedy or Anger Driven?

    A Small Good Thing’s Character Development: Tragedy or Anger Driven?

    “A Small Good Thing’s” Character Development: Tragedy or Anger Driven? Raymond Carver’s story “A Small Good Thing” is a story of the struggles a family undergoes when their only son, Scotty, is fatally injured in a car accident. Carver’s characters go through many emotional changes as a result of this terrible ordeal. Each stage of the story causes them to change emotionally in some way, and these changes eventually lead to entirely different people in

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    Essay Length: 1,752 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Tommy
  • A Small, Good Thing

    A Small, Good Thing

    The short story A Small, Good Thing by Raymond Carver tells of two American parents dealing with their son’s hospitalisation and death as the result of a hit-and-run car accident. The insensitive actions of their local baker add to their anger and confusion, yet by the end of the story, leave them with a sense of optimism and strength. With such content, Carver runs the risk of coming across as sentimental; however, this is not

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    Essay Length: 1,976 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: July
  • A Stranger in a Strange Land

    A Stranger in a Strange Land

    Robert Heinlein is often thought of as one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time. His most popular book; A Stranger in a Strange Land; created a counter cultural revolution. Which resulted in many cults built around his fictitious culture that challenges every axiom of society. *Note that this book was written in the 1960’s when “free love” was widely accepted by the younger generations. It arguably influenced the “free love” movement

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    Essay Length: 907 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Discuss the various ways the confidant or confidante functions in one of the following works. In the play, A Streetcar named Desire, Tennessee Williams depicts a conflict through his main character, Blanche Dubois. Blanche has a problem in believing that she is in a fantasy world. In this play one of the confidants that she has is Mitch. She not only develops a sexual connection to him but an emotional connection as well. Throughout the

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    Essay Length: 703 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Jessica
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams, one of the most provocative and widely respected playwrights in the modern theater, was born on Columbus, Mississippi, but moved at an early age to St. Louis, where he began writing during his school days. He moved to Memphis, then went to the University of Iowa, from which he graduated in 1938. The Glass Menagerie brought Tennessee Williams the N.Y. Drama Critics’ Circle Prize and the Sidney

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    Essay Length: 444 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire In Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” each character represents something different. The play centers around two characters, Blanche and Stanley, and the conflict between them. These characters represent the changing of times during the first half of the 20th century. During this time, many changes were occurring in the social standards. In this play, Stanley represents the new America being formed during the 20th century. After fighting in World War

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    Essay Length: 1,134 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Max
  • A Streetcar Named Desire Summary

    A Streetcar Named Desire Summary

    Claudia Neira A streetcar named Desire This film is about Blanche, who suddenly appears in her sister’s life (Stella). Stella lives in New Orleans with her husband Stanley, and Blanche had to take a streetcar named Desire to get there. When she sees her sister, she tells her that their family had lost Belle Reve, their plantation and therefore, lost all their money. Blanche pretends to be used to the luxurious life, convincing herself that

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    Essay Length: 334 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 14, 2016 By: claudianeir
  • A Study on Icarus Legend in Greek Mythology and Its Cultural Influence

    A Study on Icarus Legend in Greek Mythology and Its Cultural Influence

    A Study on Icarus Legend in Greek mythology and its cultural influence Background/ the mythology Ancient Geek mythology, Icarus is the son of famous and remarkable craftsman Daedalus in Athens. While accepted the request from King Minos of Crete, Daedalus built Labyrinth near palace at Knossos to imprison the Minotaur, a half man, half bull monster born of his wife and the Cretan bull. When Theseus went to Crete to kill Minotaur, Daedalus gave Minos's

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    Essay Length: 776 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2015 By: wacsw
  • A Study on the Female Images in Ancient Greek Mythologies

    A Study on the Female Images in Ancient Greek Mythologies

    A Study on the Female Images in Ancient Greek Mythologies Class: 1-14 Name: 钱丹妮 Student’s Number: 140110128 Abstract The ancient Hebrew civilization and the ancient Greek civilization are worldly acknowledged as the sources of the spirit of Western civilization. The ancient Greek mythology serve to show us that although the world and our knowledge of it may change, humanity remains the same by narrating different stories of numerous gods, goddesses and heroes. And goddesses are

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    Essay Length: 668 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 23, 2016 By: danniqian13
  • A Summary of the Symbolism in the Scarlet Letter

    A Summary of the Symbolism in the Scarlet Letter

    Chapter 1 1пјЋThe definition of symbolism The slightest survey of different epochs of civilization discloses great differences in their attitude towards symbolism. For example, duri g the medieval period in Europe symbolism seemed to dominate men's imaginations. Architecture was symbolical, ceremonial was symbolical, heraldry was symbolical. With the Reformation a reaction set in. Men tried to dispense with symbols as 'fond things, vainly invented,' and concentrated on their direct apprehension of the ultimate facts. But

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    Essay Length: 5,270 Words / 22 Pages
    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Jessica
  • A Summer Life

    A Summer Life

    One of the most important military techniques used in World War 1 was the use of trench warfare. In the movie, All Quiet on the Western Front, both the positive and the negative aspects of trench warfare are highlighted. The movie begins with German men hiding behind the trenches as the French Army approaches. As the French march closer, the Germans are able to shoot at them, but avoid being shot themselves by ducking down

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    Essay Length: 322 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Steve
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    A TALE OF TWO CITIES As an example of Dickens's literary work, A Tale of Two Cities is not wrongly named. It is his most typical contact with the civic ideals of Europe. All his other tales have been tales of one city. He was in spirit a Cockney; though that title has been quite unreasonably twisted to mean a cad. By the old sound and proverbial test a Cockney was a man born within

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    Essay Length: 320 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Mike
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, which occurred from 1789 until 1799 (Bulliet, 652). An eruption of feelings from the rising lower class broke way for Charles Dickens, the author, to write a novel filled with historical information intertwined with developed characters and actions to give a taste of how life was during the French Revolution. The historical events are embedded in the conflicts

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    Essay Length: 2,807 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Anna
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Tale of Two Cities Jarvis Lorry, an employee of Tellson's Bank, was sent to find Dr. Manette, an unjustly imprisoned physician, in Paris and bring him back to England. Lucie, Manette's daughter who thought that he was dead, accompanied Mr. Lorry. Upon arriving at Defarge's wine shop in Paris, they found Mr. Manette in a dreadful state and took him back to London with them. In 1780, five years later, Lucie, Mr. Lorry and

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    Essay Length: 1,087 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities The year is 1775, and social ills plague both France and England. Jerry Cruncher, an odd-job-man who works for Tellson's Bank, stops the Dover mail-coach with an urgent message for Jarvis Lorry. Lorry is somewhat elderly, but quaintly dressed. The message instructs Lorry to wait at Dover for a young woman, and Lorry responds with the cryptic words, "Recalled to Life." At Dover, Lorry is met by Lucie Manette, a

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    Essay Length: 1,451 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: June 9, 2010 By: Yan

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