A Separate Peace Title Analysis

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A Separate Peace

“ Explain how the title relates to the events of the novel and the themes of A Separate Peace. “

The title of this novel , A Separate Peace by John Knowles, relates to the story in a way that is not directly stated. Each reader must decipher the text to find the true meaning of the title. Each reader may have a different opinion on the underlying connotations of the title in relation to the novel. I have chosen to focus on the war aspect of this book, rather than the relationships between characters for I feel the novel would have a very different outcome, or overall feeling if the setting were anything but World War Two. Gene and Finny seem to find their own “separate peace” at Devon school. With the war all around them,
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