Knowles uses contrast and comparison in metaphors to connect the physical images of people and their settings to wartime emotions, showing that as the physical enmity around them grows and changes their internal fear and enemies change too. For example, Knowles uses the boys at Devon to draw a connection between adolescence and freedom from war pressures: “I think we reminded them of what peace was like, we boys of sixteen (….) We reminded them of what peace was like, of lives which were not bound up with destruction” (Knowles 23-24). Knowles shows that youth is isolated from the rest of the world. Growing up, then, involves a difficult transition from this sheltered environment to the harsh realities of war, hatred, and fear.
“Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you” -PravineeHurbungs. It is still undecided weather Finny realized this about Gene or not but, even withWWII going on, the cruelest enemy was right next to him. A Separate Peace is a novel by JohnKnowles, based in New Hampshire, 1942. The novel showcases, coming-of-age, jealousy , andloss of innocence through the main character Gene.Gene and Finny became roommates at the prestige Devon School for boys. Finny being anaturally born athlete, and Gene being more academically based.
As Herbert Hoover eloquently put it, “Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.” War has no mercy. It takes homes, tears families apart, and steals childhoods from innocent people. Such is the case in A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. While people of seniority make all the impactful decisions that have to do with the war, the young boys of Devon School are forced to accept the realities of war and join the fight.
In the book Watership Down, I noticed Richard Adams (author) used metaphors and similes. For example "It took Hazel some trouble to learn to grip half a carrot in his mouth and carry it, like a dog, across the field and back to the warren”(87). Richard Adams was very good with imagery as he was very descriptive of the setting and characters having good imagery. Richard Adams used personification. There was foreshadowing in the book and what Richard Adams would do he would put a quote in the beginning of each chapter that gives a hint on what will happen later in the chapter.
Jefferson uses rhetorical devices like parallelism and repetition to explain the reasonings of the Colonists decision to break their bonds with the King and Britain. Jefferson's use of parallelism helped clarify his message to the King. His strategy to use phrases in a similar structure
This quote supports the idea that with the death of Finny, Gene was able to think and act without enmity. Gene startsto become more like Finny by seeing the world with the same kindness and naivety as Phineas once did. Gene battles his enemy and is triumphant in his internal war. Gene achieves his inner peace,” only after fighting one’s own, private war of growing up. In this sense, the war is symbolic also of the inner struggle from adolescence to maturity” (Alton).
War has been a problem since human was created on this planet. War is a part of history and it is still going on. World War I and II, Cold War, Civil War in Somalia, Afghanistan, many wars has happen and still going on. And all the war expect cold war involves death. Therefore, war brings us mass death, destruction, and ruins the daily life.
In the beginning Gene’s struggles of being better than Phineas identified him as his own person. However, Gene’s identity crisis and his loss of his own goals caused him to mold himself into another person. In other words, insecurities can negatively impact us physically, emotionally, and mentally.A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, tells a story of a 16-year-old boy, Gene Forrester and his various feelings that he harbors for his gifted best friend, Phineas. Throughout the novel, Gene is constantly living in the shadow of Phineas in which he grows to breed resentment, envy, and even hate. The juxtaposition Gene Forrester is caught up in is dealing with a love and hate relationship that causes him to enmesh in personal misgivings.
Presumably, it would be a terrifying experience. Therefore, I completely disagree with children in war because it is very dangerous (mentally and physically), and they also live in poor conditions. However, there is two sides to every argument, my counter argument is that I agree with children being put into war. My first piece of evidence that I have to support the argument that children should not go to war because it’s dangerous is from, “Armed & Underage” By Jeffrey Gettleman when Gettleman states, “. And it isn 't just boys: Girls are often pressed into duty as cooks or messengers.
However, his world is changed when war appears and the young soldier commits suicide in the trenches. It shows how horrific the war might was because of how the young soldier died. The war destroys his life, so it destroys everyone 's lives. Sassoon then says how people in control of these wars send young boy to war and that changes their whole life and it shows how war can affect people. The idea is to show the people reading how scary war is and how it can change people 's’