A Separate Peace- Title
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Most stories’ titles give readers some perception of what the story will be about. In general the setting is its own separate peace. There are also curtain examples of when characters in the novel try to create their own separate peace.
The winter carnival is an example that shows the students at the school creating their own separate peace. Finny enters his own fantasy where there is no war occurring. He tries to put this state of mind into the other students’ minds. Finny starts a winter carnival during which the boys at the school feel an amount of freedom in this time of war. At the carnival the boys drink cider and dance on the tables. They all feel that nothing matters anymore but their own fantasy world. Even the boys that were uptight about the war loosened up and enjoyed the fantasy that Finny created. Finny successfully creates his own separate peace by creating a fantasy world.
After a period of guilty tension, Gene and Finny decide to create their own peace. After Gene shakes Finny out of the tree, he feels the guilt start to build. He is reluctant to be honest with Finny about his accident, and because of that his guilt jumps to another level. The doctor interrupts Gene as he tries to tell Finny at the hospital that he is responsible him falling out of the tree. This problem between them builds until Gene tells Finny the truth. After that, Finny forgives him, and they resume their friendship.
In this novel, A Separate Peace is shown through different examples. Almost all the characters in this novel have created their own peace so they can ignore the war, and other things that might be going on. A separate peace for some is what resolves a problem that can have an effect on someone’s life. These are examples of how the title gives you a preview into the book....
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