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(Exposition) A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

This particular Prezi will be integrated into the introduction of the novel A Separate Peace. The purpose of this prezi will be acclimate student's to the setting, characters, plot etc.

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Transcript of (Exposition) A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

A Separate Peace
by John Knowles

John Knowles wrote from his experiences. Each character is a part of him. Knowles died in 2001.
All of my books are based on places, places I know very well and feel very deeply about. I begin with that place and then the characters and the plot emerge from it. . . A Separate Peace began with a playing field at Exeter Academy.
—John Knowles
Place: The Devon School, an exclusive New England preparatory academy For Boys (Similar to a private High School)
The story begins in 1958, but quickly flashes back to the years of 1942-1943
(Amidst World War II)
Minor Characters
Major Characters
Gene's resident Doctor. A caring man.
Master of Gene's dorm. Expects
absolute obedience from the students.
Gene's main rival for valedictorian, sincerely loves to learn
Manager of the crew team,
no one really cares for him
Handsome, charming, daring and athletic. Gene's best friend & roommate.
A classmate of Gene & Finny. Quiet,
loves nature and is not very
popular at school.
Soft spoken, avid skier, and naturalist
The narrator & protagonist
of the novel.
* Good at academics
* Has a dark streak to him
* Appears to be a god honest person in everyday life
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
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Gene Forrester
Phineas (Finny)
Leper Lepellier
Brinker Hadley
A classmate of Gene & Finny. Main rival for top spot in class.
Class politician, likes order and rules.
He makes long-running jokes with rather sinister undertones, seems very independent and determined, and seems like he's his own person.
Cliff Quackenbush
Chet Douglas
Mr. Ludsbury
Dr. Stanpole
Man vs. Nature
Man Vs. Self
Man vs. Man
(cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr
Man Vs.
Gene will face inner struggles about who he is and choices that he has made.
Various characters will engage in conflicts with one another.
World War II and the draft is an ongoing conflict and metaphor in the novel
Nature plays a large roll in this novel and reflects larger conflicts throughout the story
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