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1 A Separate Peace – Chap. 6 Weather change – symbolic of events to come – look at the seasons and how they mirror actions in the story Weather change – symbolic of events to come – look at the seasons and how they mirror actions in the story Little Devon River – fresh water, clean, pure Little Devon River – fresh water, clean, pure Naguamsett – ugly, saltwater, seaweed, marshy Naguamsett – ugly, saltwater, seaweed, marshy Devon is like the dam that connects the Devon River (childhood, fresh memories, innocence) to Naguamsett (dirty reality of the world) Devon is like the dam that connects the Devon River (childhood, fresh memories, innocence) to Naguamsett (dirty reality of the world) Quackenbush – crew manager – he & Gene fight over “maimed” comment. Gene’s reaction reflects the anger he feels at himself Quackenbush – crew manager – he & Gene fight over “maimed” comment. Gene’s reaction reflects the anger he feels at himself Finny calls Gene, discusses sports … Gene not interested; Finny says “Play them for me.” Finny calls Gene, discusses sports … Gene not interested; Finny says “Play them for me.”

2 A Separate Peace – Chap. 7 Gene’s “baptism” in Naguamsett River on first day of winter term – he says “fitting” (river is dirty) Gene’s “baptism” in Naguamsett River on first day of winter term – he says “fitting” (river is dirty) Brinker takes Gene to “butt room” for “interrogation” about Finny. Gene plays along but is terrified he’ll be “found out.” Brinker takes Gene to “butt room” for “interrogation” about Finny. Gene plays along but is terrified he’ll be “found out.” Boys help in war effort: pick apples, shovel snow Boys help in war effort: pick apples, shovel snow Leper goes looking for beaver dam on skis. Leper is crazy/eccentric/idiosyncratic Leper goes looking for beaver dam on skis. Leper is crazy/eccentric/idiosyncratic Boys talk about enlisting; Gene thinks seriously about enlisting Boys talk about enlisting; Gene thinks seriously about enlisting At end of chapter, Finny returns At end of chapter, Finny returns

3 A Separate Peace – Chap. 8 Finny reacts badly to Gene enlisting; Gene changes his mind; realizes Finny needs him Finny reacts badly to Gene enlisting; Gene changes his mind; realizes Finny needs him Finny feels sorry for himself, says he’s suffered. Doesn’t believe in the war- why? Finny feels sorry for himself, says he’s suffered. Doesn’t believe in the war- why? Finny trains Gene for Olympics – why? Finny trains Gene for Olympics – why? Finny shows first signs of change; strain from what has happened to him Finny shows first signs of change; strain from what has happened to him

4 A Separate Peace – Chap. 9 Boys see recruitment film for ski patrol; Leper enlists right afterward Boys see recruitment film for ski patrol; Leper enlists right afterward Boys look at all the battles as if Leper were in them Boys look at all the battles as if Leper were in them Discussion of “peace” pp Discussion of “peace” pp Finny organizes Winter Carnival; a celebration just for the sake of celebrating Finny organizes Winter Carnival; a celebration just for the sake of celebrating Quote p. 136: It was his wildest demonstration of himself … it was his choreography of peace.” Relates to Finny’s philosophy of life; of trying to put events behind him, escape from reality Quote p. 136: It was his wildest demonstration of himself … it was his choreography of peace.” Relates to Finny’s philosophy of life; of trying to put events behind him, escape from reality “…It was the liberation we had torn from the gray encroachments of 1943 … this afternoon of momentary, illusory, special and separate peace.” – Gene’s reaction to pressures of war (compare to p. 109 war simile) “…It was the liberation we had torn from the gray encroachments of 1943 … this afternoon of momentary, illusory, special and separate peace.” – Gene’s reaction to pressures of war (compare to p. 109 war simile) Leper’s telegraph – “escaped from war” Leper’s telegraph – “escaped from war”

5 A Separate Peace – Chap 10


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