Separate Peace

Separate Peace

In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of dealing with your feelings and dealing with your enemies is
shown by Gene Forester, a student in Devon during World War 2 dealing with few human enemies, but his
emotions create a circumstance far greater than any human enemy. “I never killed anybody,” Gene had
commented later in his adulthood, “And I never developed an intense level of hatred for the enemy Gene had put
many enemies into his own life. Gene had a best friend, his name was Finny, they were roommates and did many
activities together. Finny was never the source, but the core of most of Genes feelings, both good and bad. First,
one of the biggest problems that Gene had, that is jealousy. Gene was jealous of Finnys confidency, openness,
modesty, superb athletic abilities, his natural leadership skills, his ability to deal with stress easily, his care free
attitude, his people skills and, of course, his

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