Loss Of Innocence In A Separate Piece By John Knowles

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In the book “A Separate Piece” by John Knowles, Finny, also known as Phineas was a nice caring person and cared for everyone. He considered everyone his friend even though some people envied him. Finny started slowly losing his innocence after his best bud, Gene pushed him out of a tree branch; because of that he broke his leg and had no possibility joining the war. He started slowly losing his innocence as he coming up with the idea that the war did not exist, also when he could not play sports, and when Gene tries to tell him the truth he does not want to believe it. Finny was ready to enlist in the war, but after the accident he had no choice then to just stay in school. Finny was not fond of how the pressure of the war was making everyone

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