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A Separate Peace

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The title of Knowles book A Separate Peace was both a literal and symbolic meanings. In the title the reader sees the teenagers as not really participating in World War II. The symbolic meanings of the title show that although they are in school the war has had a profound effect on them. The title is significant and has symbolic and literal meanings.
The title of the book A Separate Peace is very significant to the story line. I think it tie the story of two young men together very well. They symbolize World War II and how people were fighting over different racial matter and what people religious back rounds were. If the book had a different title I think it would make us look at the book from different perspectives and it helps tell us how everyone was separate in the World. It also shows how a war doesn’t have to be something big; it could be the battle of a friend ship and how hard it is not to be jealous of someone when they are so different from you. This Quote will show how jealous Gene really is “Holding firmly to the trunk, I took a step towered him, and them my keens bent and I jounced the limb. Finny, his balance gone, swung his head around to look at me for an instant with extreme interest, and then tumbled sideways, broke threw the little branches and hit the bank with a sickening unnatural thud.”
The symbolic meaning of the tile is that represents Gene and Finny and how it relates to World War II. Was that two different haves (Gene a smart and none athletic boy and Finny leader not a follower, was very athletic and did not like to follow rules), Gene was jealous at Finny and how he was so good at spots and was always the winner. This was like the World War II it all started because of one man who did not like the Jews because they were different and at that time in Germany were doing better than most of the society. So they tried to kill them all and make it seem like it was ok. I think this is jus...

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