Character Analysis Of A Corrupt Friendship In The Novel 'A Separate Peace'

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A Corrupt Friendship “Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It is a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.” (Burdon 1). In the novel, A Separate Peace, Gene looks back on his high school years in 1942. He was sixteen years old and World War II just started. Finny, one of the main characters, and Gene were best friends but as they continued to be friends, their friendship corrupted in several ways. Gene, the main character in A Separate Peace, reveals who he really is because of jealousy, brutality, and hatred. Jealousy is just one of Gene’s few negative emotions in A Separate Peace. One day, Gene discovered something in him that he never knew was there. Gene had a desire to
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