I felt lonely. I really wanted daddy 's attention. I knew it was a bit extreme, but i felt like he would not have paid attention to me any other way. I was upset and angry. I thought he cared more about the game then he did me, now I guess I know that is not true.
In A Separate Peace, the characters were in the middle of a war and were preparing to go into a war. For example, a character named Leper left the war because he was so emotionally unstable, this could have indicated some sort of PTSD. A character named Gene, or the narrator, went off to the war hoping to forget about all the pain he went through as he had made his friend Finny (Phineas) fall out of a tree causing him to break his leg and not play sports agaon. Also, Gene went through even more emotional pain after his best friend died due to leg surgery. The symptoms of PTSD may have been rougher on these characters as they were only late teenagers and their brains were not yet fully develpopd.
Knowles uses symbols such as the breaking of Phineas’s leg and Phineas’s untimely death to show that Gene and Phineas’s friendship is slowly breaking apart. “Eventually a fact emerged; it was one of his legs, which had been ‘shattered’,” (61). The break being described as shattered can also represent the friendship and show Gene’s betrayal of Phineas. Now that Phineas has fallen out of the tree, possibly because of Gene, this begins to rip apart their friendship, Phineas refusing to believe his best friend could do it, and Gene is unsure if he caused it and thinking something else was to blame. “As I was moving the bone some of the marrow must have escaped into his blood stream and gone directly to his heart and stopped it, “ (193).
None of the good, if there were any. The idea of war was only ideal to the young boys, and that changed throughout the course of the book. The war is frowned upon by some people, Irene Hunt, as an example. First, the letters that the boys in the war wrote were never positive. They always mentioned the awful things about the war, “Things was awful bad with so many kilt and others froze.” (Hunt, 51) Some acted as if they were forced into the war.
Freedom: “But I did ended up talking to Sugarberry about his behavior before; and I still feel bad for him. Since Sugarberry said that he caused his own world to be destroyed; and yes, I did ended up saying and doing bad things to him before too, like the raining chocolate incident, because I really didn’t like him and wanted for him to feel the same pain that I was dealing with. Since I have to be constantly dealing with all of the trapped people’s voices in my head, because I can’t save them. I also don’t hate Sugarberry now; since I just want to help him, because the poor guy doesn’t know to make people happy without physically and emotionally harming
There is no legitimate reason to make anyone touch their own coffin, other to be cruel, mean, and spiteful. That was exactly what the narrator did, and if his brother would not touch it he was going to leave him there. At that point in the story Doodle did not know how to walk so he would not have been able to get down at all. The narrator is also needlessly cruel to Doodle when Hurst writes “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (360).
In the book a Separate Peace, I think that the title stands for freedom or an outcast cause of the way that the war does not seem to affect Devon like it affects other places in America. The war does not seem to touch Devon or the kids until Leper goes crazy after enlisting, and Finny dies. But before that Gene and Finny don't believe that the war is real they think that it is fake and just a way to get money. So A Separate Peace is meant to mean that Devon is like in the shadows of the war, so while the kids are in Devon they don't feel any sense of the war. It also makes the war seem so easy, but as we find out after Leper goes AWALL Gene and Finny actually finds out that the war is real.
In all honesty this book in the beginning was pretty boring for me. I do not favor this book and I was handed assignments where I would have to read the book. Obviously I procrastinated, but eventually I had read the chapters. As I read I noticed that the book is actually depressing and has a lot of emotional burdens that would go on throughout the book. For example when Norman Bowker would circle around his hometown lake because he is chained in grief and guilt due to his friend Kiowa’s death.
Peds do not just only effect you they affect your family and friends too. In the long run it is never worth it to use PEDs not even one time. The effects are just to much for it to be worth it. There are just to many awful things that come with the use of peds and to me it just outweighs the perks. Peds are never worth it not in any way.