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A Separate Peace

by John Knowles

Zack Bushart

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of A Separate Peace

Double click anywhere & add an idea A Separate Peace
by John Knowles The setting takes place at Devon School, which was a Private School for boys. The time the story took place is between 1942 and 1943, which was when World War II occured. The Main Character is Phineas a.k.a Finny. One of Finny's traits is being athletic. Evidence that proves this is that he was considered the most athletic at Devon School and that he broke a swimming record. "Finny breaks a school record and won't even share this fact wit others." Another trait of Finny is being creative. He came up with Devon School's first carnival. He also made up a game called Blitzball. Physical traits of Finny are: tan skin, handsome, height is 5' 8.5", weight is 150 lbs; strong neck, blue green eyes, brown hair. Another trait of Finny is being creative. Evidence that proves this is how he makes up things as he goes on. He also makes up the game 'Blitzball'. "...Finny's life was ruled by inspiration and anarchy, and so he prized a set of rules, his own, not those imposed by him and other people." A third trait of Finny is being sly. Evidence of ths trait is that he can talk his way out of almost anything. "I was beginning to see that Phineas could get away with anything. I couldn't help envying him that a little, which was perfectly normal." A fourth trait of Finny is being strong. Evidence that proves this is when he fell out of a tree, and broke his leg. He wasn't sad, he didn't give up. He wanted to be moving and up right away. He broke his leg a second time by falling down a staircase. "Only Phineas was never afraid, only Phineas never hated anyone...All of them, except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves the Margint lines against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy who never attacked that way---if ever, attacked at all, if he was indeed the enemy."
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