A Separate Peace Coming Of Age Analysis

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A person’s coming of age journey involves growing despite the internal and external impediments, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Cullen Thomas’ prison experience written by himself in Brother One Cell, as well as “Why Do Some Poor Kids Thrive?” an article by Alana Semuels about poverty-stricken children, all touch on overcoming struggles and growing into an adult from that. Gene Forrester from A Separate Peace is a young high schooler at a fictional school called Devon. Gene does not have many external struggles, but rather, he creates hindrances for himself most of which include his close friend Phineas. Gene’s coming of age is him overcoming this internal battle he created inside of himself with Finny and, dealing with the guilt of causing
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