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Title: A Separate Peace


1
A Separate Peace
  • The truth between the pages
  • Ms. Kuczeks Class

2
John Knowles
  • The son of native New Englanders
  • His father was in the coal business
  • Family moved to West Virginia
  • John Knowles was born September 16, 1926.
  • They still believed New England was where Great
    Education took place.
  • Knowles attended Phillips Exeter Academy and
    attended Yale University.

3
Devon School
  • In New Hampshire
  • Prep School
  • Boys Only
  • Summer 1942-June 1943
  • Based on Knowles boarding school
  • Phillips Exeter
  • Social Climate NOT like Knowles School
  • No Cliques
  • Physical setting is the same.

A picture of Phillips Exeter used in the movie.
4
Gene Forrester
The Main Character/Narrator/Protagonist
  • Physical Traits
  • Short
  • Intellectual
  • 16 years old
  • Personality
  • Sharp humor
  • Suspicious of motives
  • Envious
  • Inferiority Complex

5
Phineas (Finny)
Antagonist/Genes Free-Spirited Roommate
  • Physical Traits
  • Short
  • Handsome
  • Muscular
  • Graceful
  • Athlete
  • Personality
  • Leader
  • Popular
  • Free-spirited
  • Friendly
  • Genes Best friend

6
Brinker Hadley
A classmate of Gene and Finny
  • Personality
  • Class Leader
  • Politically Inclined
  • Conservative
  • Inquisitive

7
Elwin Lepellier (Leper)
A classmate of Gene and Finny
  • Personality
  • Quiet
  • Nature Love-Observes
  • Minor Character at onset
  • Blends into the background

8
Other Students at Devon
Students who have minor roles in the book
  • Chet Douglas
  • Bobby Zane
  • Brownie Perkins
  • Cliff Quakenbush

9
Adults in the Novel
  • Dr. Stanpole Kindhearted school physician
  • Mr. Hadley Brinkers Father
  • Teachers at Devon
  • Mr. Prudhomme
  • Mr. Patch-Withers
  • Mr. Ludsbury
  • Phil Latham

10
Major Symbols
  • The Tree
  • The marble staircase
  • Devon School

11
Major Themes
  • War, Rivalry, and Competition
  • Struggle to Define Identity
  • Change and Growing Up
  • The Effects of Jealousy/Envy
  • Importance of Friendship

12
Works Cited
  • "Phillips Exeter Academy Separate Peace -
    Photo Essay." Phillips Exeter Academy Home.
    Web. 10 Oct. 2010. lthttp//www.exeter.edu/librari
    es/4513_61 52.aspxgt.
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